Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite: assumptions about users may be off

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An interesting study (adapted below) from 1974, found in Psychology and the Built Environment, shows room layouts chosen by architects and non-architects. They reveal a disjunction between the choices of designer and user through intriguing diagrams. (Caveat lector: the sample size for architects is much smaller.)

Is it that architects don’t contemplate all possibilities? Or that they discard many because of their design sensibilities?

Tables

Tables

 

Cabinets

Cabinets

 

Televisions

Televisions

 

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