Understanding Behavior to Design Better Spatial Experiences
Design whether it’s designing a product, an interior, a building or a neighborhood is not solely an artistic pursuit. Yet, especially in field of architecture, design decisions are mostly based on organizational charts, number of people and required equipment/furniture for tasks. Then a concept is developed mostly based on analysis of existing projects but responding to specific requests of the decision maker who generally pays for the design work. The future users of the planned design are not expected to contribute to these design decisions. The result is unmet needs of real people that leads to lack of place attachment, lack of satisfaction and lack of performance. This talk will present large array of examples to show the methods to involve users in design decision making with emphasis on built environment. The selected projects will come from learning, care, workplace environments and outdoors.