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|Title: ||Explorative analysis of BU library redesign to become a creative space: From BU international students' point of view|
|Authors: ||Zongwei Li|
|Keywords: ||Creative space|
Spatial design research
|Issue Date: ||18-Dec-2020|
|Publisher: ||Bangkok University|
|Abstract: ||This research aims to explore a question: What are the areas of improvement of BU library services so that more students can use the library as a creative space? Therefore, the objective of this research is to discover the creative needs and suggestions of users when using the BU Library creative space.
Based on the literature review, the BU Library creative space positioning and conceptual design sketches were obtained, and the theoretical framework of the BU library creative space was derived from this.
For the research methodology, this research is applied convergent exploratory design with triangulation by using both qualitative approach with 4 samples respond to visual picture and interview items and quantitative approach with 59 samples to respond the questionnaire survey, and combined with qualitative analysis, users' agreement on the creative space of BU Library were found.
For the tool quality, the 4 experts in education management and content outside the university are invited to proof reading questionnaires before launching the 36-item questionnaires which passed screen its content validity into this research (IOC >.75).
The qualitative finding, it is found that, 9 key findings are important to build creativity and creative behaviors in Bangkok University. In order to build creative space library like best practices in the leading companies and global benchmark. The structured interview to explore the needs of creative space covering 9 key findings which are mainly focused on city campus’s library, for example 1) There is a great demand for creative forums, and most students hope to improve their creativity here. 2) The display in the exhibition hall can improve the creativity of users, such as wall paintings and painting exhibitions, etc. 3) Group discussion and exchange of ideas are the items most selected by users. 4) The public reading area with larger area and wider view is favored by many users. 5) Space color and e-book resources have a high average score, which encourages students to innovate. 6) University needs to solve ‘Open at night’ and ‘Open the library on weekends’. 7) Sound insulation or no noise in any area. 8) The freely movable and combined tables, chairs and sofas in the creative space will be very popular with users. Place markers, whiteboards, etc. 9) The public reading area is arranged close to the glass curtain wall, which is very suitable for the user's choice, and has good natural ventilation and lighting. However, only frequent users of Rangsit Library think improving creative spaces are critical which the architect department should apply this finding to improve libraries.|
|Description: ||Independent Study (M.M.)--Business Innovation, Graduate School, 2019|
|Advisor(s): ||Xavier Parisot|
|Appears in Collections:||Independent Studies - Master|
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