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Analysis of Design Cognitive Ability of Students Majored in Landscape

Lifang Qiao, Jie Zhao


According to the investigation of design cognitive ability of students with landscape major in different grades, the achievements and drawbacks in their professional training were found, which is helpful in promoting teaching quality in this specialty. One hundred and nineteen students of Henan institute of Technology with landscape major in grade two and 120 students in grade three were screened out to be the analysis samples, and binary logistic equation was used as the analysis method. The overall level of landscape design was selected to be the dependent variable, and 14 indices were selected to be the independent variable. These indices mainly reflected the design ability in 5 aspects that students should be equipped with, namely, conceptual design, general design, space design, elements design and art design. The result showed that, the design cognitive ability of students in grade two was low, which only three indices in significant correlation. It also showed, the design cognitive ability of students in grade three had been improved a lot after professional learning of one and a half years, and 10 indices were in significant correlation. However, the design cognitive abilities of students in overall vertical planning, design of space hierarchy, refuge landscape and activity place et al. are still insufficient and needed to be strengthened through professional teaching, so as to make possible a full development of their design abilities. It is concluded by a comparison with AHP method, there was quite a distance between the actual design cognition of students and the requirement of teachers, and needed to be further studied in the future teaching.


Design cognition, binary logistic regression, landscape major, teaching

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