This guide to person-centered place design shows architects, landscape architects, and interior designers how to develop spaces that enrich human experience using concepts derived from qualitative and quantitative research. Design practitioners will find applied, accessible environmental psychological insights into how elements of the physical environment such as colors, scents, textures, and the spatial composition of a room influence human attitudes and behaviors and how such factors as personality and national culture also come into play. The lessons are applied to multiple building types, including residences, offices, healthcare facilities, schools, and retail, as well as landscapes surrounding buildings.
FOREWORD. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. 1 OVERVIEW OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERIENCE OF SPACE. 2 FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN INTERACTIONS WITH THEIR PHYSICAL WORLD. 3 BASIC HUMAN NEEDS SATISFIED THROUGH PLACE DESIGN. 4 UNIVERSAL FEATURES OF WELL-DESIGNED SPACES. 5 EMOTIONAL AND COGNITIVE RESPONSES TO SENSORY INFORMATION. 6 HUMAN REACTIONS TO STATIC ELEMENTS. 7 PLACE DESIGN THAT REFLECTS INDIVIDUAL PERSONALITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE. 8 NATIONAL CULTURE AND PLACE EXPERIENCE. 9 PREDOMINANT ACTIVITY AND THE DESIGN OF PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS. 10 INTEGRATED APPLICATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY-BASED PLACE DESIGN PRINCIPLES. 11 RESEARCH METHODS FOR PLACE DESIGNERS. 12 SPECIAL FOCUS: HOMES. 13 SPECIAL FOCUS: WORKPLACES. 14 SPECIAL FOCUS: RETAIL SPACES. 15 SPECIAL FOCUS: LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS. 16 SPECIAL FOCUS: HEALTHCARE FACILITIES. 17 PLACE DESIGNERS' VITAL INFLUENCE ON HUMAN WELL-BEING. IMPORTANT SOURCES/RELATED READINGS. INDEX.