Patterns in Interior Environments: Perception, Psychology, and Practice

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Wiley, Apr 1, 1999 - Architecture - 272 pages
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Patterns in Interior Environments Perception, Psychology, and Practice It's no secret that patterns and combinations of patterns in an interior design can produce a broad variety of physical, emotional, and psychological responses in those who view them-from cheerfulness and a desire to get things done to agitation or lethargy. Few interior designers, however, have a strong grasp of how and why these responses are produced and which types of patterns are most likely to evoke a specific reaction. Even less is known about pattern preferences among different demographic groups. Most studies available on these subjects are purely academic, largely theoretical, or devoid of any reference to practical application. Patterns in Interior Environments is the first book to present significant original research on pattern preferences and responses with a view toward practical application by working design professionals. It offers a wealth of clear and accessible information in an easy-to-use format that will help designers better understand and respond to their clients' needs. Supplemented with hundreds of illustrations of pattern designs and patterns within room settings, this revolutionary new resource:
* Interprets and explains technical information about the psycho-physical and psychological effects of different types of patterns and public perceptions of them
* Includes recent research findings identifying pattern preferences of different demographic groups
* Specifies appropriate pattern types for various activities, including selling, learning, healing, relaxing, eating, negotiating, performing complex tasks, and more
For residential and commercial interior designers, Patterns in Interior Environments is a powerful tool for reducing the time and frustration involved in finding patterns to meet client requirements.

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PATRICIA A. RODEMANN is President and owner of Designed for Success, a product design, development, and interiors market research firm. She has 20 years of experience in the design industry and her articles have appeared in such publications as the ASID Report, Contract Wallcoverings, Specifier's Guide, the Wall Paper, the Color Marketing Group's Color Chips, and Neocon conference proceedings.

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