Furniture directly affects users’ emotion, since it forms the overall atmosphere of the space where it is placed. While previous research projects and furniture design practitioners rarely consider the spatial context of furniture, we sought to understand users’ emotional aspect and spatial context of furniture. In this study, we focused on users’ affective responses to visual aesthetic attributes of furniture design. We conducted observations and expert interview sessions in order to find what factors would influence the spatial context. From the initial study, we assumed that the level of “public openness” might influence users’ affective responses and preferences to furniture design. To explore our research question, we conducted in-depth interviews with ten participants who recently engaged in the purchasing process of furniture items. Through the analysis, we found that there is a correlation between the level of public openness of the space and users’ affective responses to furniture design. We explain how such openness affect users’ affective responses to the furniture design.
|Title of host publication||Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population|
|Subtitle of host publication||Aging, Design and User Experience - 3rd International Conference, ITAP 2017 Held as Part of HCI International 2017, Proceedings|
|Editors||Jia Zhou, Gavriel Salvendy, Gavriel Salvendy, Gavriel Salvendy|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||3rd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2017 - Vancouver, Canada|
Duration: 2017 Jul 9 → 2017 Jul 14
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Other||3rd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2017|
|Period||17/7/9 → 17/7/14|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This material is based upon work supported by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE, Korea) under Industrial Technology Innovation Program. No. 10060517, ‘Development of a user-centered product design support system based on cognitive and affective information’.
© Springer International Publishing AG 2017.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science(all)