Bringing the Inside Out – Rethinking Spatial Design While user-centered design is the new buzzword in the design community, architects are way behind the curve. For a long while, architects across the world have been focusing their designs on user requirements, but have not been thinking deeply about the relationship between the space and the user who inhabits the space. Unlike product, system, and service design where user-centered design is about making users’ lives easier by addressing their needs and challenges, user comfort may take on different meanings in the context of spatial design. Spatial comfort may not be only about meeting the functional needs of users, but also about creating an environment that allows the users to feel “one” with the space.

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