Exploring the Patterns and Trends of Socio-spatial Activities of Architecture Student Community in Istanbul by Data Mining

Sökmenoğlu Sohtorik A., Akgul C. B.

28th Conference on Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe), Zürich, Switzerland, 15 - 18 September 2010, pp.143-150 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Zürich
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Page Numbers: pp.143-150
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In this paper, we introduce the process and the outcomes of a graduate-level digital architectural design studio course aiming to explore the patterns and trends of socio-spatial preferences and activities of architecture student community in Istanbul. In the scope of this experimental studio, our aim was to propose data mining as a rigorous methodology for the analysis of socio-spatial problems. Specifically, we designed a detailed set of questionnaires on six different conceptual categories related to socio-spatial activities and personal preferences of architecture and design students. The questionnaires have been completed by 88 student subjects from Istanbul Technical University. The paper provides a descriptive analysis of the collected data from several perspectives.