A Study on the Effectiveness of Using Human Behavior Representation on Creative Motivation in Architectural Design Process

건축설계과정에서 인간 행동을 묘사한 재현물의 사용에 따른 창의적인 발상 효과에 관한 연구

  • Hong, Seung-Wan ;
  • Lee, Yun-Gil
  • 홍승완 ;
  • 이윤길
  • Received : 2014.01.01
  • Accepted : 2014.02.16
  • Published : 2014.03.25


This study investigates the influences of using human behavior representation on designers' creative motivation in architectural design process. To achieve the goal, this study conducts experiments which compare sketching with various postured human behavior representations, and without them. Based on the participants' self-evaluation on the production of novel and functional solutions, we discover that the use of human behavior representations promotes the production of functional ideas, but hampers imagining novel solutions. The qualitative interpretation indicates that while the use of human behavior representations probably facilitates the participants to (1) evaluate scale of space, locational relationship amongst architectural elements, (2) be conscious on the occupants' behaviors consistently and (3) imagine the users' narrative and spatial experiences, the definitive description of human behavior obstructs a mental representation that produces initial architectural forms and spaces.


Human Behavior Representation;Architectural Drawing;Creative Motivation;Intra-Process of Communication


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