Architects' and laypeople's perceptions of interaction environments

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Title:
Architects' and laypeople's perceptions of interaction environments
Author:
Buslig, Aileen Laura Suzanne, 1966-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study was conducted to explore the influence of architecture on emotions and communication. Correlations were proposed between dimensions of affect (pleasure, arousal, dominance) and communication (formality, warmth, privacy, familiarity, constraint, psychological distance) in interaction environments. Hypotheses also proposed that affective and communicative responses would differ for architectural styles as well as for architects and laypeople. Three contemporary styles of architecture (Modern Traditionalism, Deconstructivism, and Post-Modernism) were depicted in photographs of houses. Using written self-report measures, architects and laypeople rated their affective responses and expectations for communication in stimulus houses. Hypotheses were partially confirmed for correlations between affect and communication dimensions. Results also confirmed that different architectural styles are perceived differently in terms of affect response and expectations for communication. No differences, however, were found between architects' and laypeople's perceptions of architecture. Implications of the findings were discussed concerning the impact of architectural style on human communication and behavior.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Speech Communication.; Architecture.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Burgoon, Judee K.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleArchitects' and laypeople's perceptions of interaction environmentsen_US
dc.creatorBuslig, Aileen Laura Suzanne, 1966-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBuslig, Aileen Laura Suzanne, 1966-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study was conducted to explore the influence of architecture on emotions and communication. Correlations were proposed between dimensions of affect (pleasure, arousal, dominance) and communication (formality, warmth, privacy, familiarity, constraint, psychological distance) in interaction environments. Hypotheses also proposed that affective and communicative responses would differ for architectural styles as well as for architects and laypeople. Three contemporary styles of architecture (Modern Traditionalism, Deconstructivism, and Post-Modernism) were depicted in photographs of houses. Using written self-report measures, architects and laypeople rated their affective responses and expectations for communication in stimulus houses. Hypotheses were partially confirmed for correlations between affect and communication dimensions. Results also confirmed that different architectural styles are perceived differently in terms of affect response and expectations for communication. No differences, however, were found between architects' and laypeople's perceptions of architecture. Implications of the findings were discussed concerning the impact of architectural style on human communication and behavior.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSpeech Communication.en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBurgoon, Judee K.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1346692en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27251834en_US
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