ERIC Number: ED033543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Some New Bases and Needs for Interior Design from Environmental Research. A Preliminary Survey.
Kleeman, Walter, Jr.
Research which can form new bases for interior design is being greatly accelerated. Investigations in psychology, anthropology, psychiatry, and biology, as well as interdisciplinary projects, turn up literally hundreds of studies, the results of which will vitally affect interior design. This body of research falls into two parts--(1) human engineering and measurement, usually referred to as human factors in the United States and ergonomics in England and Europe, which is primarily concerned with creating designs to match human capacities and limitations, and (2) a cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary collection which includes, but is not limited to, anthropology, psychology, biology, medicine, statistics, and various forms of engineering. The more useful of them concentrate on human reactions to interior space and artifacts. From this breakdown of disciplines, the interior designer emerges as a job captain, aware of and familiar with the growth of knowledge in the behavioral sciences, and more importantly, ready to call upon each specialist as needed. A bibliography is included. (KK)
Descriptors: Citations (References), Design, Environmental Influences, Environmental Research, Environmental Standards, Information Sources, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interior Design, Resources
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Authoring Institution: National Society of Interior Designers, New York, NY.