Single-case Experimental Research: Designing emotions by designing spaces - A pilot study

Authors

  • Ammar Ayman Zaino Centre of Studies, Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Malaysia
  • Mohamed Yusoff Abbas Centre of Studies, Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2103

Keywords:

Depression, Neural underpinnings, Water-bodies environment, Cognitive architecture, Quality of Life.

Abstract

The belief that the environment shapes human emotions followed by behaviour is not new, as acknowledged by many researchers. Recent studies show that the most significant illness by 2030 is depression, as most of our time spent inside the buildings. Hence, the importance of "re-connecting architecture with emotions" is an essential solution to improve the quality of life. A single-case experimental design (SCED) aimed to investigate the relationship between neural underpinnings of the brain, for a single participant and various environments. Data collected was based on the Electroencephalography tests. Findings showed a significant contrast between different water elements and environmental settings, each with its unique effect on participant emotions as well as the electrical activity of the brain.

Keywords: Depression; Neural underpinnings; Water-bodies environment; Quality of Life.

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2103

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Published

2020-03-23

How to Cite

Zaino, A. A., & Abbas, M. Y. (2020). Single-case Experimental Research: Designing emotions by designing spaces - A pilot study. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(13), 183-196. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2103

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Section

Health / Healing Environment