The Particular View: The User’s Environmental Perception in Architectural Design

  • Rodrigo Mendes PintoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 825)


From the analyzes on correctional facilities, the ergonomic approach is still relatively strict. Thus, although this work is not innovative, the application to the physical space of these institutions reveals a gap. In this way, this research seeks to increase the knowledge of the architecture and to reduce the existent gap on the subject in the brazilian ergonomics literature. The analysis aims the perception of the users as a determining factor in the elaboration of correctional facilities for adolescents in sanction compliance. For the purpose, we use the theoretical and methodological apparatus of the Ergonomic Analysis of Work and Cognitive Ergonomic, with the support of the technique idealized by Abraham Moles for the extraction of the user’s perception, called the “Constellation of Attributes”. This technique collects data about the idealized space and the occupied space, explaining its (in)compatibilities. The research also explored the analysis of perception based on characteristics such as: gender, time in the public service, seeking to identify the relationship between these characteristics and the interviewees’ perception. By examining the collected data, the distance between the space project and its respective user was ratified, generating conflicts in the activity dynamics, damaging the mental health and the results of the public policy, besides the financial impact after the occupation of the building due to adaptations and reforms. We also identify a distance between the users’ imagery and the socio-educational determination of public policy, which allows us to question how much architecture contributes to the effectiveness of adolescent resocialization.


Socio-architecture Perception Attributes constellation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brasília UniversityBrasíliaBrazil

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