The meaning of space for designers

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Marilyn Seitz Poole (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Clara Ridder

Abstract: The interior designer is concerned with design of the environment. This involves responsibility for the ordering of many physical and psychological elements which compose the total "interior" environment for individuals. "Interior" environment is limited to the interiors of physical structures. However, it must be recognized that a clear separation between what constitutes the "physical" and the "psychological" elements of environment is virtually impossible. Theoretically, for the purpose of discussion, the physical elements of environment are such phenomena as space, light, sound, color, and temperature. Psychological elements in man's environment are attributed to man's perception of his environment. And in the background of man's perception lie such factors as the complexities of his culture, his social patterns, and his ideas of what is or is not esthetic. Just how the perceptual processes and the physical phenomena interact is a never-ending circle of relationships. Man's total idea of his environment is actually an overlapping and interpenetration of infinite "physical-psychological" relationships.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1967

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