Architectural Design Model for office interior to suit Personality types and to enhance Productivity
Zara Poursafar1, Lewlyn L R Rodrigues2, Sriram K V3
1Dr. Zara Poursafar, Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University of Fouman & Shaft, Guilan, Iran.
2Dr. Lewlyn L. R. Rodrigues, Professor, Department of Humanities and Management, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
3Dr. Sriram K.V(Corresponding Author) Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Management, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
Manuscript received on 06 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 1916-1921 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B1855078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1855.078219
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Abstract: Preferred colour choices and pleasant lighting conditions makes the makes the office ambience conducive to work. Reaction of individuals to their ambience differ based on their personality types. Awareness about employee’s personality types will help the designer develop appropriate strategies for the office interior environment. These strategies and plans must meet the employee’s preferences of colour and lighting, particularly in their workstation. This study is based on the theoretical and empirical works. The study revealed the employee’s preferences about architectural elements – especially colour and lighting- to improve the Productivity in office atmosphere. The findings from this part were categorized based on four Personality groups as defined by Myers Briggs Types Indicators (MBTI). The conclusions of the study signified that there are preferences for each personality group in case of colour and lighting. Every employee in all personality groups identified a combination of architectural elements in his/her individual work station and mentioned that their productivity and quality of life in this desired work environment will significantly improve.
Index Terms: Architecture; Personality; Colour; Lighting; Architects’ Offices; Productivity; Personality Groups; Myers Briggs.
Scope of the Article: Design Optimization of Structures