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Work-Homes, Satya Charan Ganesuni Jan 2018

Work-Homes, Satya Charan Ganesuni

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Work homes have been used by the people since ancient times but, today people are preferring more to use work-home ideology because of technological advantages, time saving, budget savings etc. Advancements in communications have created new ideologies like work from home etc.

I believe work-homes are a broader concept than what's currently existing. Many architects have researched on integrated spaces and defined the typologies of them. That existing research was about the immobile integrated spaces, but very limited research has been done on the design elements that influence the space in these buildings and no proper research is done ...


The Effects Of Biophilic Design In Interior Environments On Noise Perception: Designing A Person-Centered Biophilic Space For Older Adults, Jingfen Guo Jan 2016

The Effects Of Biophilic Design In Interior Environments On Noise Perception: Designing A Person-Centered Biophilic Space For Older Adults, Jingfen Guo

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Research suggests that the contemporary built environment has increasingly isolated people from the beneficial experience of natural systems and processes due to societal trends such as urbanization, building design and life style. Biophilia and biophilic design promise to foster a positive relationship to nature. Studies of psychological effects of biophilc design on noise perception have primarily focused on the attributes of natural elements in outdoor area. The aim of this study is to analyze how the visual characteristics of an interior space can influence the subjective loudness and annoyance of noise in older adults. Data were collected by conducting visual ...


A Study On Creating A User-Centered Wellness Design Evaluation Tool For Healthcare Design: Focusing On The Analysis Of User’S Experience In The Main Lobby Of A Healthcare Facility, Yongyeon Cho Jan 2016

A Study On Creating A User-Centered Wellness Design Evaluation Tool For Healthcare Design: Focusing On The Analysis Of User’S Experience In The Main Lobby Of A Healthcare Facility, Yongyeon Cho

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The goal of this study is to create an evidence-based evaluation tool for a healthcare facility’s main entry lobby that will improve the physical, emotional, and social experiences of users. A combination of content analysis and an online survey was used to create valid evaluation criteria for the design of a healthcare facility’s main entry lobby. Relevant theories and literature were reviewed to better understand the concept of wellness and design issues that could affect a user’s wellness within a healthcare environment. Five wellness design criteria were identified: 1. user experience, 2. positive distractions, 3. sense of ...


Financial Incentives And The Adaptive Reuse Of Historic Interiors: Three Case Studies From Iowa, Chunyao Liu Jan 2016

Financial Incentives And The Adaptive Reuse Of Historic Interiors: Three Case Studies From Iowa, Chunyao Liu

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Historic preservation is old enough to have a history: it is hardly a new phenomenon today. However, the preservation of historic interiors, which forms a significant component of historic preservation, is becoming a complicated aspect and receives much less emphasis in the academic literature. Given the situation that historic interiors are widely mistreated and less studied and considering the popularity of adaptive reuse in the United States, this paper will investigate how the procedures and outcomes of the preservation of historic interiors are impacted by different factors, especially the opportunities and constraints imposed by financial incentives. This paper first focuses ...


Expanding The Role Of Design: Developing Holistic Food Systems, Jasmine Singh Jan 2015

Expanding The Role Of Design: Developing Holistic Food Systems, Jasmine Singh

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Post World War II, technological and political factors prioritized economic efficiency in food production, distribution and access. Although this currently delivers benefits such as the doubling of caloric production and food availability despite geographic constraints, the food system is becoming implicated both directly and indirectly with a host of environmental and social issues.

This thesis re-frames food system issues as "wicked problems" (Buchanan, 1992, 15) and develops a framework of design tactics . The framework is used as a matrix for analyzing past and current theory and practice based design approaches that engage the food system and two university food systems ...


Place As A Positive Reflection Of Self, Cynthia A. Kelly Jan 2015

Place As A Positive Reflection Of Self, Cynthia A. Kelly

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis is about the relevance of interior design to our complex and fundamental relationship to place, by defining placeness and its significance to self. Environmental psychology asserts that it is inaccurate to talk about a person outside of his or her context. Designers are essentially striving for a meaningful “person-environment fit” and creating a womb with a view, therefore nurturing and reflecting who we are and our priorities, positively (Gallagher, 2006).

The study of home and place is entwined with several areas including: sociology, anthropology, psychology, human geography, history, architecture, and philosophy (Mallett, 2004). This study is about creating ...


The Developing Role Of The University Library As A Student Learning Commons: Implications To The Interior Spaces Within, Nicole Kay Peterson Jan 2013

The Developing Role Of The University Library As A Student Learning Commons: Implications To The Interior Spaces Within, Nicole Kay Peterson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The university library has developed into a center of learning and collaboration that can truly become the heart of campus within the university community (Hisle, 2005). Third places are "public places on neutral ground where people can gather and interact. The character of a third place is determined most of all by its regular clientele and is marked by a playful mood, which contrasts with people's more serious involvement in other spheres" (Oldenburg, 1989). The library is neither home nor work, but a "third place" for students to study and socialize (Codispoti and Frey, 2007).

Recent trends in the ...