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dc.contributor.advisorDouglas, Carl
dc.contributor.advisorNienhuis, Anke
dc.contributor.authorWang, Guangjin
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-14T04:14:19Z
dc.date.available2020-08-14T04:14:19Z
dc.date.copyright2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/13595
dc.description.abstractHow can a kitchen be designed as an elderly-friendly emotional space that encourages people to share positive social experiences of cooking and dining? How can designers support people to age with dignity? This practice-based design research is based on the strong emotional bond between me and my grandfather, and my observations of how he struggled to use his home. I have developed design principles for emotional spaces that support independence, social connection, and cultural belonging. I have focused on the kitchen as a space that poses particular challenges, and ultimately propose an Emotional Kitchen Table, a piece of furniture that could be fitted into existing apartments or houses to provide a more fulfilling spatial experience for the elderly. My methodology centers on developing empathy, and I use ideas from design ethnography (particularly personas and scenarios) and digital technologies for simulating use. My aim is to demonstrate how a concern for emotional space and empathy can help designers like myself give older people the opportunity to age with dignity.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectEmotional Designen_NZ
dc.subjectAging dignityen_NZ
dc.subjectCultural Heritageen_NZ
dc.subjectVisualization as mood inductionen_NZ
dc.subjectKitchen table designen_NZ
dc.titleThe Emotional Kitchen Space Aging With Dignity Around the Kitchen Tableen_NZ
dc.typeResearch Projecten_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Research Projects
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Designen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2020-08-13T09:45:36Z


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