We wanted this study to be an effective research in the unresolved urban issues, which may be issues of axioms or generalizations, in the perception of the expert designer with his Tunisian urban environment, specifically "the city of Sousse as an example." These issues are like environmental pollution, which necessarily accompanies the behaviors and mechanisms of the community, and here we mean the nature of Tunisian social practices with multiple peculiarities, according to what is reflected in its cultural and value years. From this point, we chose to delve into these issues that might seem obvious, in order to examine them and see their truth from the depth. The treatment of these deep and current issues relates to the reality of the designer's practices and design approaches, which depend on what we see in some of their details on the principle of applying some scientific methods. Perhaps the most prominent of these is the empirical (experimental) semiotic approach, which was founded by "Jacques Fontane" and "Cloudsberg". This approach that can be applied to a specific area defined by the researcher designer, through which he invokes an authentic database stemming from the urban environment and its peculiarities. This approach is based, in our study, on the scientific and mathematical truth as well as the tangible results it has produced for us in solving the issues related to the design of waste containers that are destined for urban spaces. Problem: The article sheds light on the coastal public spaces in the Tunisian city of Sousse, and the article necessitated the discovery of the gaps in these spaces, and the examination of their shortcomings, including hybrid spaces ranging from incoming and tributary, and also oscillating between what is authentic (ethel) and what is intruder. In addition, the matter does not stop there. Through a field inspection of the Tunisian urban space, it turns out that there is a stifling urban pollution crisis, due to the poor and vulgar urban container designs. It should be noted that this pollution is not only environmental pollution, but also visual pollution, as the materials used in the design had a negative impact on the general atmosphere and privacy of the spaces. Significance: The importance of this study stems from the fact that it examines the core of daily urban issues related to pollution, and this study is considered important because it sheds light on some theoretical and applied concepts and approaches that provide effective realistic solutions. Objectives of the study: Objectives: - Establishing a logical database, linked to the conceptual data model based on the semiotics of tension, so that industrial institutions can adopt it to measure designer awareness and control its design outputs and methodology. - Studying the designer's awareness of the design material as it is the umbilical cord on which urban design feeds. - Re-balancing the consideration of the thought, awareness, and limits of the industrial designer, to which the origin, origin, and source of design are due. Data sources: A- Field sources: They are the sources that we obtained through our field inspection (the perceptual facts of the blog in direct living space), and from the sample using the form. All individuals are made up of industrial designers. B - Official sources: We relied on the sources provided to us by local government bodies, and they are related to the blog under study. Results: We have solved the tension that exists between the cases of designs, and the states of human selves (by relying on an important set of questionnaire results), where we dealt with the strength and consistency of human emotions with cognitive data, on the basis of which the semiotic sign was determined, so we dismantled its articulations between what is cognitive and what is emotional , and between what is apparent and what is esoteric, according to what the semiotic mark stipulated, then we connected those details and extracted them in line with the requirements of the future design of containers for waste. In our paper, we also discussed some urban design practices and outlined some of its semantic aspects. From this angle, we opened the way for our study to be the basis for starting other applied semiotic research.
"Measuring designers' environmental awareness towards design materials in waste containers An applied study on containers in the city of Sousse, based on the semiotics of tension,"
International Design Journal: Vol. 12:
1, Article 20.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/faa-design/vol12/iss1/20