Personal Space: The Behavioral Basis of Design
Widely regarded as the classic text on user-centered design of public buildings and spaces, this work studies how people relate to the designed space around them and how the design of that space can affect their behavior. (Architecture)
Paperback, Updated, 256 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Bosko Books
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Consulting users of a space. Perceptual difference is not the same as seeing things with a different set of eyes depending on what social role you occupy in an environment. There are people in society that sometimes live on the fringes, such as schizophrenics/mental patients, the elderly in homes, marginalized underworld that will have different desires - such as privacy. But Sommer asks us to remember that people can adapt to anything and that what's important is the type of society one wants t...more
Why do people space themselves from others, and how? What boundaries allow for this in certain environments? What does it mean to see people sit apart from each other? This is one of the most interesting books about this topic out there. Heavily recommended.