Architectural Psychology : a Tool to Understand Child’s Perception of Space

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………

II. HYPOTHESIS…………………………………………………………..

III. AIM AND OBJECTIVES………………………………………………

IV. SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS…………………………………………

V. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

5.A. ARCHITECTURAL PSYCHOLOGY EXPLAINED

5.B. DESIGNING FOR CHILDREN

5.C. AN ENVIRONMENT THAT POSITIVELY IMPACTS YOUNG CHILDREN

5.D. SPACES DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN IN SCHOOL

VI. METHODOLOGY

VII. OPERATIVE FRAMEWORK

7.A. IMAGE

7.B. INGREDIENTS OF A GOOD DESIGN

VIII. CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF CASE STUDIES

IX. CASE STUDIES

9.A. SHIKSHANTAR SCHOOL, GURGAON
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In the critical matter of the psychological dimensions of the human beings, however, the situation is different. It seems ironic that the professionals who have the principal responsibility for designing the places where humans live, work and play do not have the access to the information that is so important people for whom they design. The nature of the buildings and streets of the cities where we live, work and play, affects our behavior, the way we feel about ourselves, and most important, the way we get along with others. Although some may look simple at first glance, the questions are really quite complex as one delves into the inner-workings of human perception, cognition and behavior.[2]

V. THEORITICAL FRAMEWORK
A. ARCHITECTURAL PSYCHOLOGY EXPLAINED

B. DESIGNING FOR CHILDREN

C. AN ENVIRONMENT THAT POSITIVELY IMPACTS YOUNG CHILDREN

D. SPACES DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN IN SCHOOL

5.A. ARCHITECTURAL PSYCHOLOGY EXPLAINED

5.A.1. DEFINATION 5.A.2. IMPORTANCE AND NEED

5.A.1. DEFINATION

Architectural psychology can be described as a branch of environmental or ecological psychology. This deals with the psychological processes of the interaction between man and his environment, as for example spatial
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