Domestic Environmental Experience Design: Comparison
Please note this is a comparison between Version 2 by Dean Liu and Version 1 by Sajal Chowdhury.

The term 'domestic environmental experience' was defined as users' experiences of cognitive perceptions and physical responses to their domestic built environments. Domestic environments can be enriched through the implementation of environmental experience design (EXD) by combining users' environmental, spatial and contextual factors that may accommodate occupants' needs and demands as well as their health and wellbeing. Here, an EXD theoretical concept has been developed based on the 'User-Centred Design' thematical framework.

  • domestic environment
  • occupant experience
  • environmental design
  • health and wellbeing
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