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


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.