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Research Methods for Interior Design

Applying Interiority, 1st Edition

Edited by Dana E. Vaux, David Wang

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272 pages | 98 B/W Illus.

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Description

Interior design has shifted significantly in the past fifty years from a focus on home decoration within family and consumer sciences to a focus on the impact of health and safety within the interior environment. This shift has called for a deeper focus in evidence-based research for interior design education and practice. 

Research Methods for Interior Design provides a broad range of qualitative and quantitative examples, each highlighted as a case of interior design research. Each chapter is supplemented with an in-depth introduction, additional questions, suggested exercises, and additional research references. The book’s subtitle, Applying Interiority, identifies one reason why the field of interior design is expanding, namely, all people wish to achieve a subjective sense of well-being within built environments, even when those environments are not defined by walls. The chapters of this book exemplify different ways to comprehend interiority through clearly defined research methodologies.

This book is a significant resource for interior design students, educators, and researchers in providing them with an expanded vision of what interior design research can encompass.

Table of Contents

Introduction Dana E. Vaux and David Wang

Chapter 1 Focus Groups

Introduction

Interiority at the Scale of Neighborhoods: Exploring the health experiences of three cultural groups Tasoulla Hadjiyanni

Discussion and Exercises

Chapter 2 Design ethnography

Introduction

Understanding User Experience within Flexible Workplaces: An Ethnographic ApproachIsil Oygur, Ozgur Gocer and Ebru Ergoz Karahan

Discussion and Exercises

Chapter 3 Narrative inquiry

Introduction

Narratives of Healing: The Records of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York in the Era of the Great DepressionErin Cunningham

Discussion and Exercises

Chapter 4 Applied historic preservation:

Introduction

A Local Meeting Place: The Adaptive Reuse of the Huffman House Lisa Tucker

Discussion and Exercises

Chapter 5 Oral histories

Introduction

Living and Moving, Thingly (Interior) History Bryan D. Orthel

Discussion and Exercises

Chapter 6 Philosophical method

Introduction

Interior Design in the Common Sense David Wang

Discussion and Exercises

Chapter 7 Logical argumentation

Introduction

Understanding Place Meaning through Ethos Intensive Objects Dana E. Vaux

Discussion and Exercises

Chapter 8 Mixed methods

Introduction

Validating ‘feeling at home’: Developing a Psychological Construct Pattern to aid in the Design of Environments for the Homeless Jill Pable

Discussion and Exercises

Chapter 9 Correlation

Introduction

Correlating Interior Lighting with Teacher Productivity Levels in the Public preK-12 Classroom Alana Pulay

Discussion and Exercises

Chapter 10 Scale Creation

Introduction

Measuring the "Thirdplaceness" of Social Media Platform Michael R. Langlais and Dana E. Vaux

Discussion and Exercises

Chapter 11 Virtual simulation

Introduction

Biometric Data and Virtual Response Testing in a Classroom Design Saleh Kalantari

Discussion and Exercises

Chapter 12 Creative scholarship

Introduction

Computational design: organic growth and research tactics. Interview with Andrew Kudless byDavid Wang and Dana E. Vaux

Discussion and Exercises

Index

About the Editors

Dana E. Vaux, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor and Program Director of Interior Design at University of Nebraska Kearney. Her interdisciplinary scholarship investigates the connections between cultural-historical meanings and place.

David Wang, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at Washington State University. He has published extensively on design research, most notably, with Linda Groat, Architectural Research Methods, 2nd edition, 2013.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC000000
ARCHITECTURE / General
ARC007000
ARCHITECTURE / Interior Design / General
ARC013000
ARCHITECTURE / Study & Teaching