Evaluation of Design Approaches for Wellbeing in Interiors
Valeria Minucciani, Nilufer Saglar Onay

Interior spaces have a great effect on human wellbeing because of their role as the follower of life. This work aims to evaluate a series of design approaches that can be used in order to create interior design proposals that can promote human wellbeing. This paper initially discusses the importance of wellbeing in spatial design by proposing a framework of design criteria, which can be used to systemize the design input concerning the multi-dimensional structure of wellbeing in living environments. Afterwards, the decision of the appropriate design approach that can guide the designer towards meaningful solutions was discussed through the evaluation of four different design approaches that can be used during the design process. The efficacy of these approaches was measured according to the basic design criteria defined in the wellbeing framework for interiors. After the theoretical assumptions, further research will focus on the practical evaluation of living environments realized using these different approaches in order to understand their capacity to support wellbeing in everyday spatial experiences.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.15640/jea.v6n1a11