Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2016, Page: 45-50
Analysing the Role of User Control over Environmental Conditions in Stress Reduction
Saeed Haghnia, Interior Architecture Department, Tehran University of Art, Tehran, Iran
Nadieh Imani, Interior Architecture Department, Tehran University of Art, Tehran, Iran
Received: Jan. 14, 2016;       Accepted: Jan. 23, 2016;       Published: Mar. 1, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.20160502.11      View  4944      Downloads  135
Abstract
Research Necessity: Satisfaction of users’ psychological needs should be one of the objectives of architectural design, and designers should consider users’ needs during the design process. Arising stress and over-stimulation is one of the negative and harmful consequences of presence of the user in the related place. Having control over environmental conditions when users are unable to eliminate undesirable factor can be effective on user's adjustment for creating a desirable conditions, according to Irwin Altman’s privacy regulation model. Methodology: By using library resources after a brief review of relevant concepts this paper describes how the control factor can effect on adjusting with environmental alongside with reviewing a case study. Results: Eclectic model of theoretical perspectives presented by Paul Bell has been developed based on human’s receptors and Kahrizak supportive complex of Karaj (Iran) is studied by using outcomes of developed model. Conclusion: Finally, some solutions to the problem of user control over the environment in architectural design are proposed and it is argued that an understanding of these methods is essential to producing effective designs, which will provide comfortable environmental conditions and leads to approach a successful architectural project.
Keywords
Privacy, Control, Environmental Conditions, Environmental Psychology
To cite this article
Saeed Haghnia, Nadieh Imani, Analysing the Role of User Control over Environmental Conditions in Stress Reduction, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2016, pp. 45-50. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20160502.11
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