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Evaluation of Questionnaire Data Views on the Design of Living Space for Different Situations in Life

Version 1 : Received: 22 April 2019 / Approved: 23 April 2019 / Online: 23 April 2019 (13:12:57 CEST)

How to cite: Brausch, C.; Katunský, D.; Katunská, J. Evaluation of Questionnaire Data Views on the Design of Living Space for Different Situations in Life. Preprints 2019, 2019040260 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201904.0260.v1). Brausch, C.; Katunský, D.; Katunská, J. Evaluation of Questionnaire Data Views on the Design of Living Space for Different Situations in Life. Preprints 2019, 2019040260 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201904.0260.v1).

Abstract

The role of the submission was to find out what changes people think they need to make in their home because of getting older. At advanced age, the likelihood of different limitations such as vision impairment, hearing impairment or physical inability is increased. Currently, tenants are often forced to leave their long-term living space, as these spaces cannot serve “new” individual needs. This transition from the privacy of their home to the new environment often appears to be a painful change. They will not have a well-known environment because their homes cannot be adapted to their new needs. The aim is a comprehensive approach to the design of such an exterior and interior space which could serve people at all stages of their life, including the terms of mobility. This means that even if there is an unexpected situation and changes in movement abilities and physiological limitations of man, not only by natural aging, but according to accidents or disabilities we can adapt the living space to the given conditions. The survey results are presented in Germany and Slovakia. In the survey, respondents expressed their opinion on what they considered important in creating an adaptive environment considering various life changes. Results are processed graphically with explanation. The results could be of an interest to architects and designers of the environment. Based on the results of the questionnaire survey, studies of possible modifications of flats and houses were developed. The contribution brought these results to three age groups of respondents; people aged 35, 50 and over 50.

Subject Areas

interior design; questionare; life situation; data evaluation; different age groups

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