Human Behavior and the Designed Environment
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Approach to a creative problem solving process based on Historic precedent, Human behavior and perception,
A particular process, Environmental design ,research and evidence-based design, A designer's personal world view and
The Elements and Principles of Design
tools that are used as the foundation of design.
Design Theory - Elements
Design Theory - Principles
Harmony and unity
Contrast and variety
focus on the fit between objects, spaces and users. With an emphasis on physical dimensions, psychological, social and physical need.
studies the relationships between the human body and the physical environment. It uses anthropometric data as a base, but focuses more on the interaction with specific objects and tasks
focus on the size, proportion and range of motions of the body. Grouped by sex, age and percentile ratios.
Describes how people use a space based on circumstance and cultural aspects. Intimate, Personal, Social and Public.
A non-verbal communication in claiming ownership to a space.
the design is useful and sellable to people with diverse abilities
Flexibility in use
the design benefits a wide range of preferences and abilities
Simple and intuitive use
use of the design is easy to understand, regardless of the user's experience, knowledge, language skills, or concentration level
the design is easily communicated to the user
Tolerance for error
the design reduces hazards and the consequences if an accident occurs
Low physical effort
the design can be used efficiently and comfortably with minimum fatigue
Appropriate size and space
there is enough size/space provided for approach, reach, and function, regardless of body size, posture, or mobility
using air movement to increase evaporation and keep occupants cooler in humid environments
cools the body when the surrounding air temperature is warmer than the normal body temperature.
help account for any differences between federal ADA, IBC, state regulations, and other codes and standards.