ERIC Number: ED031060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Reference Count: 0
California Univ., Berkeley. Univ. Residential Building System.
Detailed information concerning the kinds and quantities of possessions of a representative group of University of California students is presented. The findings permit appraisal of the degree of effectiveness of existing student storage elements. Inventory questionnaires were distributed to single students on four University of California campuses during the months of January 1967. The campuses involved were Davis, Los Angeles, Riverside, and Santa Barbara. A summary of the tabulated information appears in sections 4 and 5. The questionnaire further gave an opportunity to obtain useful information about student living habits and student opinions about their living quarters. In planning the student room, consideration must be given not only to the qualitative adaptability of furniture but also a quantitative adaptability so that the student may add or subtract storage furnishings as needed to accommodate his possessions. There appears to be a need for furnishings which can further permit each student to personalize his room by allowing the storage of possessions according to his own preference. In developing storage, the primary focus should be on possessions which are frequently used and must, therefore, be immediately accessible. (RK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Univ. Residential Building System.