Humanistic Design of Assisted Living

Humanistic Design of Assisted Living

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John P. Marsden has translated research-based information into innovative and practicable design strategies that directly address those unfavorable perceptions of assisted living facilities. He discusses successful humanistic design and presents a conceptual framework, based on consumer-based research, composed of six themes: familiar housing cues, protective enclosure, caring cues, human scale, usability, and naturalness. He applied this framework to specific guidelines for building exteriors, interior entries, and common shared spaces.Chapter 2 addresses resources available to guide the design of assisted living, distinguishing between resources that are ... Chapter 6 addresses interior entries, and chapters 7 and 8 focus on common shared spaces a€” living rooms andanbsp;...

Title:Humanistic Design of Assisted Living
Author:John P. Marsden
Publisher:JHU Press - 2005-04-08


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