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26. A rational approach to design that emphasizes human-environment interaction would MOST likely be based on:

a) environmental design research

b) functional requirements

c) Gestalt Psychology

d) social influences

A) Environmental Design Research

The goal of environmental research is to study scientifically how the environment affects human behaviour and attitudes.

28. A college dormitory room shared by 2 people contains 2 identical sets of furnishings, symmetrically positioned. Which of the following psychological needs is this arrangement attempting to satisy?

a) Personal space

b) territoriality

c) group interaction

d) personalization

b) territoriality

territoriality is the human need to lay claim to a space on occupies. the 2 sets of identical furnishings, organized around a perceived line, divide the dormitory into 2 equal territories. Each roomate could then personalize each to their own

30. Functionalism emphasizes the use of all of the following EXCEPT:

a) simplicity

b) plain surfaces

c)neutral colours

d) rational solutions

c) neutral colours

The theory of functionalism itself does not emphasize the use of neutral colours

32.Proxemics would be MOST helpful to a designer who is deciding on the:

a) size of a doctor's examination room

b) location of the office of the president within an office suite

c) size and shape of a conference table

d) type and spacing of seating in an audiovisual presentation room

D) type and spacing of seating in an audiovisual presentation room

33. An interior designer is creating the design concept for a home. In addition to satisfying the program and meeting the specific needs of the client, the designer would typically be MOST responsive to the influence of:

a) economic conditions

b) cultural attitudes

c) regionalism

d) symbolism

c. Regionalism

The idea that the design of a home should reflect the unique characteristics of it's geographical region

36. Which pair of design elements does a Parsons table primarily make use of?

a) colume and plane

b) line and plane

c) plane and point

d) volume and line

a. volume and plane

The table has thick, square legs that are volumetric and planar

37. An interior designer is creating a color-coding system for use in a housing facility for the elderly. Which of the following color combinations would be MOST vivid and easily perceived?

a) a bright color against a background of a non-complementary color

b) complementary colors of high saturation

c) highly saturated warm or cool colors next to a neutral grey

d) the primary colours and white

b) complementary colours of high saturation

The colours would re-inforce each other.

44. At a casual restaurant, the dining tables have identical bases, but the tabletops in different shapes and colours. The tables are equally distributed evenly within a square space. Which design principle does this configuration BEST illustrase?

a) symmetrical balance

b) variety

c) harmony

d) rhythm

c. Harmony

The table tops are related to each other by a common characteristic (the table bases).

45. Which of the following represents the golden proportion?

a) A : B :: B : (A+B)

b) A : B :: A : (A+B)

c) (A + B) : A :: 2B : A

d) A : B :: B : 2A

a) A : B :: B : (A+B)

When a line is divided so that the ratio of the smaller length to the larger length is the same as the ratio of the larger length to the whole, that ratio is the golden proportion