Comparative analysis: Cognitive process of residential interior space: Interior planning method from Professional and Non-Professional point of view - Part I

Hiromi Itami, Bo Peng, Takaya Kojima

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    This paper presents a research result on cognitive difference of interior living space between professionals specialized in architecture ("Professionals") and general public ("Non-professional"). 1) Almost perfect match in cognitive structure of aesthetic values up to the first four cognitive dimensions. The difference was observed at the fifth dimension. 2) Different interpretation of aesthetic values: Non-Professionals tend to recognize adjectives that appeal to emotion better, while Professionals recognize the description of interior components and details. 3) The interior planning may be implemented smoothly if different languages are used by Professionals in the fifth dimensions that appeal to Non-Professionals.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)127-134
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
    Issue number756
    Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 1



    • Canonical correlation analysis
    • Cognitive structure
    • Correspondence analysis
    • Individual scale method
    • Interior space
    • Multiple sorting procedure

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Environmental Engineering

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