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This timely book provides a synthesis of research, theory, and practical application to explore and examine the concept of privacy as a function of interior design responsibility. Presenting information in a straightforward manner, the text examines privacy needs and solutions for residential, healthcare, hospitality, and work environments. Age-specific privacy needs are also covered. Students learn that privacy is not a luxury experience but a basic and restorative human need that reduces stress, enhances self-identity and creativity, and enables people to better manage both personal activities and social interactions.
* Why Study Privacy?
* The Concept of Privacy and Its Role in our Lives
* Characteristics of the Physical Environment that Promote Privacy
* Privacy Needs for Residential Interior Design
* Privacy Needs in Work Environments
* Privacy Needs in Healthcare Environments
* Privacy Needs in Hospitality Design
* Age-Specific Considerations for Privacy
* A Model for Designing for Privacy
* Design features that can enhance privacy are highlighted within chapters
* Extensive bibliography demonstrates a strong research base and allows for greater in-depth study of specific issues
* Links between topics discussed in different chapters are highlighted within the text
* Illustrations of award-winning projects by the author's students serve as inspiration and models for projects by readers
* End-of-chapter activities show relevance of design decisions to privacy needs and encourage students to practice problem-solving