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Rhythm Analysis of Cafe Visit - Focused on the cafe Usage Pattern of Texas's College Town in the United States -
카페 이용의 리듬분석 - 미국 텍사스 대학도시 카페의 이용패턴을 중심으로 -
- Kim, Duk-Su ;
- Kwun, Joon-Bum
- 김덕수 ;
- Received : 2015.02.14
- Accepted : 2015.06.03
- Published : 2015.06.30
This study, initiated with the concerns of Odlenburg's 'the third place', aims to increase the understandings about the characteristics and roles of it, while analysing empirical data. A field study, as a research method, was utilized at the cafe SE located in a small college town. Specifically, the field study was conducted while interviewing with staff, consulting online reviews, and using participatory observation. The cafe SE was visited for 46 days, and observed 123 times with observation time-frames of morning, afternoon, evening, and night. The observation results, including table share of SE and patterns of use-behavior, were recorded on the plan of cafe, previously drawn. The research found that the cafe SE, as a 'third place,' shows the mobility of territory share and mixed behavior patterns between 'work behavior' and 'non-work behavior,' depending on the day of week(on weekdays or on weekends) and observation time slots(morning, afternoon, evening, and night). The research results can be a reference point for creating cafe as 'the third place' as well as functional space.
Cafe;Third Place;Rhythm Analysis
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