Human Factors in the Built Environment

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-12-19
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books
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Human Factors in the Built Environment is a comprehensive and up-to-date resource that integrates the relationship of the human body and space planning to the design process for designers involved with the physical planning and detailing of interiors. Key topics include proxemics, anthropometrics, ergonomics, sensory components, diversity, global concerns, health and safety, environmental considerations, special populations and universal (inclusive) design. The text broadly covers space planning applications and the relationship of human factors to the design process for commercial and residential spaces from programming to post-occupancy evaluation. Nussbaumer addresses barrier-free design for new construction and retrofitting issues, and various contract design types such as offices, hospitality, and healthcare design. A global approach throughout includes U.S. imperial and metric systems of measurement.

Author Biography

Linda L. Nussbaumer is a Professor Emerita of the Interior Design Program in the Department of Consumer Sciences at South Dakota State University (SDSU), USA. Before retiring May 2010, she was a full-professor teaching interior design and serving as Program Coordinator and Assistant Department Head. She continues to teach through online courses for SDSU and Radford University, USA. She is author of Inclusive Design: A Universal Need (Fairchild Books, 2012), The Interior Design Intern (Fairchild Books, 2011) and Evidence-Based Design for Interior Designers (Fairchild Books, 2009).

Table of Contents

Part 1: What is Human Factors?
Chapter 1 Proxemics
Chapter 2 Anthropometrics
Chapter 3 Ergonomics
Chapter 4 Universal Design
Part II Human Factors and Special Needs
Chapter 5 Human Diversity
Chapter 6 The Elderly
Chapter 7 Children
Chapter 8 Environmental Considerations
Part III Human Factors and Applied Case Studies
Chapter 9 Residential DesignEnvironments
Chapter 10 Commercial DesignEnvironments
Chapter 11 Office Design
Chapter 12 Hospitality Design
Chapter 13 Healthcare Design
Chapter 14 Educational Design
Chapter 15 Retail Design

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