Interior design requires a deep knowledge of human behavior—physical, psychological, and cultural. The ability to understand and communicate with clients is very important. Designed spaces must support the individual lifestyle and functional needs of our clients.read more…
Human Behavior and the Designed Environment
The designed environment affects human behavior in a variety of ways. The designer must understand the many human factors and influences that affect the user's needs and use of a space.
There are 10 scored questions from IDFX Content Area 2 on the exam.
Influences (environmental, social, psychological, cultural, aesthetic, global)
Human factors (e.g., ergonomics, anthropometrics, proxemics)
Sensory considerations (e.g., acoustics, lighting, visual stimuli, color theory, scent, tactile)
Special population considerations (e.g., Aging in Place, pediatric, special needs)
By considering sensory and universal design principles, the designer can meet the needs of different populations. These include those with special needs, children and the elderly.
One market is emerging for professionals who understand the special needs of “aging in place”. Our population needs more trained to design for the needs of a growing aging consumer population.
The science of acoustics deals with sound in the built environment. Interior designers need to understand and be able to apply these basics for the NCIDQ Exam, on all three NCIDQ Exams.read more…