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Alcohol With An Attitude: Reducing Aggression In Drinking Establishments Through Interior Design, Jessica Lynn James Jan 2009

Alcohol With An Attitude: Reducing Aggression In Drinking Establishments Through Interior Design, Jessica Lynn James

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Aggression in drinking establishments has been found to be associated with poorly maintained, unclean, unattractive environments including poor ventilation, smoky air, inconvenient bar access and inadequate seating, high noise level, and crowding (Graham, 1980). Macintyre and Homel (1992) concluded that the key feature of high aggression drinking establishments was intersecting traffic flows created by inappropriate design, especially poor location of toilets and bars, and the use of the same door as both entrance and exit. Aggression has also been found to increase with such activities as dancing and pool playing (Graham, 1980). Likewise, Radcliffe and Nutter (1979) concluded that people ...


A Method For Evaluating The Design Of Websites For Birthing Hospitals In Shanghai, Fei Huang Jan 2009

A Method For Evaluating The Design Of Websites For Birthing Hospitals In Shanghai, Fei Huang

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Identifying a problem for a target-oriented project and providing effective solutions within a specific social and cultural context is challenging for designers who work on cross-cultural projects. This thesis documents the process of developing an effective method to assist these designers. The design of websites for childbirthing hospitals in Shanghai will be used as an example to show how this methodology can be applied to a complex target-oriented design project and integrate design principles to fulfill specific social, cultural, and emotional needs of the consumers. Furthermore, this method is easy to follow and also can be easily adapted to study ...