From “Idyllic” to “Living Space”—Turning “Art Work” into “Interior Design”

  • Ya-Juan GaoEmail author
  • Yun Lin
  • Li-Yu Chen
  • David Chang Hsi Dai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9741)


“Idyllic”, which literally means a quality suggestive of the poetic and picturesque, is used as the criterion with which to evaluate a Chinese painting. For living space, the product should also fit into a context of living environment and meet user requirements. Idyllic describes the arts striving toward perfection, beauty and refinement in all aspects of life. Transforming “idyllic” into “living space” involves more than considering the interior design itself. It remains a challenge to represent use contexts and user needs in a way that designers with technical backgrounds are able to make direct use of them. When designing “arts” into “business”, we need a better understanding of human-art interaction not just for taking part in the humanity context, but also for developing the interactive experience of arts. Therefore, a general framework is proposed for interior design that applies to representing human-art interactions and translating aesthetics into user requirements in an interior design case. The intended purpose of this paper is to provide a framework for examining the way designers interact across the art and interactive experiences of users in the design process.


User experience Interior design Idyllic style Aesthetics 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the support for this research provided by the TOFF Group, P.R. China. The author also wishes to thank Professor Rungtai Lin for directing this study, and special thanks to Sandy Lin for authorizing the use of her paintings in this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ya-Juan Gao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yun Lin
    • 2
  • Li-Yu Chen
    • 3
  • David Chang Hsi Dai
    • 4
  1. 1.Graduate School of Creative Industry DesignNational Taiwan University of ArtsTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.TOFF GroupFuzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Department of Interior DesignChung Yuan Christian UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan
  4. 4.Department of Liberal StudiesCalifornia State UniversityPomonaUSA

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