A science or an art
Do you think interior design is a science or an art? Well, it could be a quiet issue; But in fact a combination of the two. Interior design can be defined as an applied art where creative skills and technical knowledge provide solutions. These solutions are applied to achieve a more convenient habitat.
The interior design provides responses that are both functional and attractive and improve the quality of life.
The design process itself goes through a systematic and interactive methodology to create an innovative and functional design solution by which the needs and resources of the occupants are
Designed, many elements contribute together, thus innovating the overall theme, eg Color, light, texture, etc. The interior design offers solutions for residential, commercial, educational, healthcare, office and home projects that consequently affect our daily lifestyle or in other words; Our behavior.
However, the interior design relies on our cultural heritage, but it can still directly or indirectly shape our behavior and certainly it influences our reactions. For example, a piece painted red is hot only another painted in blue! However, it is the same environment, but the color that is an important design element has altered our behavior and way of thinking. The same color itself can trigger different emotions depending on its reference to symbolic or psychological functions given the ties that vary with time, place and cultural context. While white color is worn at weddings and may represent purity, sterility, virginity and peace for some nations, it was the color worn at funerals for others during certain periods of the wedding. History
Affecting our behavior is light! It must be customized according to the function performed by the occupants. This major element can ensure and highlight a certain state of mind! For example, in a work environment, insufficient amount of light would cause boredom and discomfort.
I believe that the relationship between mass and space creates the greatest impact on human behavior. Minimalism where work is stripped to its most basic characteristics and the subject is reduced to its necessary elements was an approach for better living environments. A cluttered habitat is definitely irritating while thinly organized minimal but still functioning environments promote serenity and comfort. A good design of the coordination of mass and space can raise the sense of creativity and innovation.
Again cultural variations transform the occupants' vision to the surrounding space.
The influence of interior design on human behavior is evident while working for example on educational projects such as nurseries where children are experiencing a phase of fitness training. ;mind. Color, light and texture integrate together to encourage creativity.
From my point of view, a global standard design code for indoor environments is not applicable since occupants respond in a different way depending on several factors such as cultural context , Social heritage or climatic conditions. Interior design could effectively improve quality of life based on the factors mentioned above; Focusing on the basics of creating an ideal habitat for life.
Source by Mohamed M. Khalifa