Title page for ETD etd-05302008-070354

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Doert, Jillian Elizabeth
URN etd-05302008-070354
Title A Library of Emotions
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Chair
Emmons, Paul F. Committee Member
Feuerstein, Marcia F. Committee Member
  • Tenley-Friendship Branch Library
  • Interact
  • Comfort
  • Emotion
  • Memory
  • Senses
  • Behavior
  • Design
  • Wander
  • Color
  • Sit
Date of Defense 2008-05-08
Availability unrestricted
This thesis is an investigation into the impact of design elements on human behavior as explored through the design of a library. A library was chosen for its role in the community and because of the diverse group of users a library affects. A library, defined as a collection of things, is also a metaphor for the role memory plays in determining the emotive response a person has to their surroundings. Memory acts as collection of internal associations and, when engaged through sensory experience, memory dictates an emotional reaction to a space based on previous experiences. This project is a discovery of how to engage the senses and the memory in order to evoke an emotive response.
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