Submitting Student(s)

Rebecca Karban

Session Title

Space & Design

Faculty Sponsor (for work done with a non-Winthrop mentor)

Sangwon Sohn, M.S., NCIDQ

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Design

Abstract

Interior Design can have a significant impact on the way we interact with and feel within spaces. Design research has shown that there are several factors that can affect the users of space, such as lighting, acoustics, and spatial relationships. In interior design, it is vital to consider the needs of the users of the space. The Next Office and the Hive Learning Center are both spaces that address the design approaches that are supported by research and cater to the specific needs of the space to promote a better working and learning environment. The thesis project, the Hive Learning Center, is a facility that provides youths with a safe space that can be utilized for additional support and academic enrichment. The purpose of the space is to engage middle and high school-age students in their education and further their knowledge. The design of space seeks to encourage collaboration and socialization between the users of space. A range of flexible seating and work areas cater to the individual needs of each person and promote collaboration between users. The Hive Learning Center incorporates natural light and acoustic materials to increase productivity, reduce stress, and limit distractions. Space uses data collected through precedent studies, case studies, demographic and user-specific research, interviews, and observation to inform the design direction.

Start Date

15-4-2022 12:00 PM

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Apr 15th, 12:00 PM

Supporting Success Through Human-Centered Design

Interior Design can have a significant impact on the way we interact with and feel within spaces. Design research has shown that there are several factors that can affect the users of space, such as lighting, acoustics, and spatial relationships. In interior design, it is vital to consider the needs of the users of the space. The Next Office and the Hive Learning Center are both spaces that address the design approaches that are supported by research and cater to the specific needs of the space to promote a better working and learning environment. The thesis project, the Hive Learning Center, is a facility that provides youths with a safe space that can be utilized for additional support and academic enrichment. The purpose of the space is to engage middle and high school-age students in their education and further their knowledge. The design of space seeks to encourage collaboration and socialization between the users of space. A range of flexible seating and work areas cater to the individual needs of each person and promote collaboration between users. The Hive Learning Center incorporates natural light and acoustic materials to increase productivity, reduce stress, and limit distractions. Space uses data collected through precedent studies, case studies, demographic and user-specific research, interviews, and observation to inform the design direction.