GENDER CONTEXT OF USER EXPECTATIONS IN ADOLESCENTS BEDROOM FURNITURE


ZENGİN G.

TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF DESIGN ART AND COMMUNICATION, cilt.7, ss.589-598, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.7456/10704100/006
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF DESIGN ART AND COMMUNICATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.589-598

Özet

In the last period, users have begun to be included in the design process in determining expectations and needs. In this study, teenagers room furniture design was considered in terms of user focused design and the gender context of user expectations and needs was tried to be understood. The reason for choosing adolescents bedroom furniture instead of other furniture is the inadequate number of studies on the expectations of adolescents from their bedroom. The determination of general user expectations and the effect of gender differences on user expectations of the adolescents bedroom are the aim of this study. The data were collected by face-to-face interviews with the semi-structured interview formula developed by the researcher. The interviewers consist of 60 girls, 30 girls and 30 boys in adolescence. To discover for what and how adolescents would use bedroom products, respondents were induced to imagine life with bedroom products and 'day dream' interactions with these products. The data was analyzed in SPSS program and commented. Analyzes made reveal that users have different expectations according to gender factor. It has been found that girls have more expectations in parallel with the more time spent in their rooms than in men. While the colors of the product group can be changed, the diffuser can help to hide, the form can be differentiated, the storage space can be increased when needed and the suitable design for the tight spaces are the priority expectations of the female users, while the priority expectations of the male users are the products designed in harmony with the technology.