Interview 3

Who Did You Interview?

  • Student mastering in environmental health

Demographics That Might Provide Helpful Context for Their Responses

  • 23 years old
  • Female
  • Lives in a city

Key Findings from the Interview

  • What is the space you spend most of your time in?
  • She spends most of her time on her university's campus, and more specifically in the libraries. She says that she is always there studying and trying to catch up on work, and she would normally spend 5-6 hours there without even noticing the time. She says that it's mainly because this area is so calm and peaceful that she can really focus on all the work she has to get done.

  • What do you think makes a space unique?
  • She explains that any "extra" feature that would make a certain space stand out of the other similar spaces is a feature that makes the space unique. For example, we are used to shopping malls being indoor spaces. In her area, many outdoor shopping malls are opening up (i.e. also a mall with 4+ floors but roofless), and this feature simply makes these malls unique because they stand out of the typical malls.

  • Do you think adding sustainable features to spaces would make the space unique?
  • She says that such a feature would definitely make a space unique and stand out. In our times, people are excited to try/visit anything new and out of the ordinary. So if we add a "new" feature to a space, many would be urged to visit it which would actually make these people more aware about sustainability and its importance. For example, some parks have fixed bikes that would generate electricity to charge a phone. Whether people are interested in sustainability or not, they would be excited to give it a try.