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Environmental Psychology for Design

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Environmental Psychology for Design.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Dak Kopec(Author)

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Environmental Psychology for Design introduces the discipline of environmental psychology in different and more meaningful ways to design students and does it in a way that encourages students to embrace the concepts as well as incorporate them into their daily practices. The book will consider the historical context of human habitation, scientific research on the interaction between environments and human behaviours, as well as individual differences related to age, gender, and cultural background. Through concise discussions of research, philosophical perspectives, and illustrations of design in practice, the author integrates fundamental environmental psychology theories into the applied art of the design fields.

DAK Kopec has a Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology with a concentration in Perception and Design, an M.S. in Community Psychology, B.S. in Community Health, and studied the principles and design practices of Feng Shui in China. Dr. Kopec is also certified by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC), the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), and the International Feng Shui Guild (IFSG).In addition to being an Associate Professor of Design at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design, and regular instructor at the Design Institute of San Diego, Dr. Kopec is an independent consultant, and author. He consults on issues of environmental health, environmental design, cultural diversity, and leadership development. In addition to software technology firms, the biotech industry, and many hospitals throughout California, Dr. Kopec has provided services for prestigious home and garden clubs, such as the San Diego Chameleon Society, the annual San Diego Home and Garden Exposition, and the annual leadership retreat for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Dr. Kopec is the author of the first textbook on environmental psychology specifically for the design professional, 'Environmental Psychology for Design', published by Fairchild Books, and he has also authored a monograph, 'Cultural Diversity in The Long Term Care Setting' published by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).

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Book details

  • PDF | 430 pages
  • Dak Kopec(Author)
  • Fairchild Books (1 July 2006)
  • English
  • 7
  • Art, Architecture & Photography

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  • By Educator on 29 August 2006

    David Kopec has created a book that educators can use to bring students into the space between disciplines (transdisciplinary). The book's structure lends itself nicely to problem based learning and experiential learning. Chapters seven - fifteen address various types of spaces. These chapters give the students enough information to provoke curiosity. Most importantly it exemplifies that informed design decisions are crucial to providing for the health, safety, and welfare of the general public.

  • By Rebekah Parkinson on 6 February 2013

    Good quality product. Interesting read recommended to people interested in the effects of architectural design on the user. Plenty of relevant images and diagrams to explain concepts.

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