Behavioral influences of the architectural environment : their definitions and utility in the design process : an honors thesis ([HONRS] 499)
In order to understand how architecture affects people and influences their behavior, there needs to be a better understanding by the designer of the specific elements of design which affect the user. It is this effect of specific elements in design that has not been previously made clear for designers. It is obvious that a simple system of reference on specific design elements needs to be compiled and studied for effective ness and cross-cultural capabilities. This thesis is an exploration of a way to go about creating this system in hones that, with further experimentation, it can become a feasible cart of design methodology.