The chatter door, designing for in-between spaces

T. Duel, P. Levy

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The project presented in this paper is part of a broader research addressing in-between spaces and the designing of experiences taking place there. The project focuses on door frames, and inquires the way to improve social interactions taking place 'at the door'. To do so, the approach is structured on an Experiential Design Landscape in order to create an in- between space with audio traces and to evaluate these traces impact on people's behavior change. Our hypothesis is that sound traces triggers behavior changes. Evaluation is done quantitatively through the measurement of the door movements, and qualitatively based on laddering techniques mapped out in a mean-end chain. The results show no significant impact of the audio traces on people’s behavior change. However, emotional reactions could be observed. Although this first step revokes our hypothesis, it also has provided insight for further inquiry on in-between spaces.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2015
Event2015 IASDR International Design Research Conference - Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 2 Nov 20155 Nov 2015


Conference2015 IASDR International Design Research Conference
Abbreviated titleIASDR 2015
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  • in-between space
  • experiential design landscape
  • door
  • audio traces
  • experience design
  • Design for behavior change


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