Design and Research on the Parent-Child Indoor Environment of Chinese Middle-and-Upper Income Families

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1217)


Under the background of the significant increase in the number of new-born population and the arrival of the experience economy, the consumption demand of middle-and-upper income families in China have increased rapidly. This paper summarizes 8 interior design attributes through literature retrieval, ethnography field survey and expert interviews. According to the hierarchical theory of user experience design, the hypothesis of the parent-child indoor environment evaluation model of Chinese middle-and-upper income families is put forward. Finally, the hypothesis is verified and revised by questionnaire and factor analysis.


Indoor environment Design attribute Evaluation model 



This study is funded by the National Social Science Foundation of China, Art Project under agreement No. 17BG143. Part of the data in this paper come from the research projects completed by Shanghai Jiao Tong University for HANSSEM Corporation (Korea) and Shanghai ForU Sleep Technology Co., Ltd. For details, one can refer to the author’s doctoral dissertation “Design and Research on the Children Furniture of Shanghai Middle-and-upper Income Families Based on Persona”. (Nanjing Forestry University, 2017).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of DesignShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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