A Study on the Characteristics of Children's Environmental Behavior

아동기 환경 행태 특성 연구

  • Published : 2007.04.30


The purpose of this paper is to provide design information about children facilities, in which children's demands as main users are subject to be missed because of the shortage of children's communication ability in making design decisions. For this purpose various studies on childhood environment-behavior characteristics supporting children's demands are examined. The main part of this paper is divided into two categories, personal characteristics and social characteristics, and each category has several sub-categories. In personal characteristics, issues related to environmental perception and cognition are examined focused on development and change in childhood. Subjects about social characteristics include privacy, personal space, territoriality and density. Each part deals with definition and function of each items, and issues related to environmental design of children's facilities.