The environment is the space as well as the resource for human lives and survival. Besides, the way to enhance indoor health, safety and well-being is nothing more than to understand the interaction between humans and environment and the demand our citizens have for interior design. As a result, a designer is supposed to pass on experiences, renovate thoughts and cater to users’ needs. In this way, he or she can equip themselves with the professional competency necessary for interior design so as to improve our nationals’ living quality and productive ability.
First of all, the study delineates the basic concepts of interior design through expounding the relationship between humans and environment, and explores the demands for interior design by the analyzing and interpreting related literature. The study primarily revolves around the Need Theory by Long (1983) to discuss the demands our citizens have for interior design. It is found that humans have both primary physical need and acquired psychological need for interior design. The study further explores the providing-demanding relationship in interior design and its service items. Besides, it contends five basic demands citizens have for interior design, that is, safety, functions, space, atmosphere, and aesthetics. In the end, the study summarizes five primary services that cater to consumers’ needs. It is hoped that the five research stages of the study proffers a better understanding of the substantial demands citizens have for interior design and the requisites a qualified interior designer should have. Furthermore, the study is hoped to enhance the special health, safety and well-being. The most important of all, the harmony between human beings and environment is expected to be achieved.
|Keywords:||Interior Design, Interaction, Environment|
Lecturer, Department of Interior Design, Tung Fang Institute of Technology, Kaohsiung County, Taiwan
Professor and Vice-Chancellor, Department of Architecture and Interior Design ＆ Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Design at National Yunlin University of Science & Technology., National Yunlin University of Science & Technology, Yunlin County, Taiwan
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