Evidence-Based Design for Residential Environments
Applying scientific evidence in home design differentiates you from your peers and can justify charging premiums for your services.
Evidence-based design research is a powerful tool available to residential designers. In commercial design, integrating research into the process is standard. Restaurant designers know which colors to use to stimulate appetite; educational designers understand how different types of lighting affect learning.Residential designers can incorporate this same type of information in the design of a client’s home.
SNEAK PEAK OF HOME MAKING
Written by an environmental psychologist and a practicing interior designer, Home Making is filled with case studies that address many design challenges. One case study features biophilic design. Drawing on research that shows feelings of well being increase with the use of natural light, plants and interesting artwork that evokes nature, the designer created a home environment that was both green and healthy.
Another case study addresses the challenges of designing for an aging widow whose design wish list included the use of bright, vibrant colors throughout her home. The designer used research on how color perceptions change as we age to come up with a solution that would satisfy the client but make the home suitable for younger visitors too.
Home Making has the answers you’re seeking for a variety of design challenges. Enhance your results by using research to help you understand how and why your client will respond to your design.
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