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An Approach to Design Small Living Space for Young People




Chen, Meng

Type of Degree

Master's Thesis


Industrial and Graphic Design

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Auburn University Users

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Due to the increasing population and urbanization, a small residence has become a good choice for many people, especially for the young people who have just entered the society in big cities. However, due to the limited space and the lack of rational design, many young residents have to give up some of their needs, which causes inconvenience and dissatisfaction in their daily lives. This thesis is aimed at developing a highly user-participatory and goal-oriented approach for designers to design small living space that can accommodate both basic and optimal needs of users. By analyzing and managing their needs, the approach helps designers to improve users’ satisfaction, and furthermore, to achieve the goal of individualized space design.