Dynamic Space: Proxemic Research and the Design of Supportive Environments

  • Craig M. Zimring
  • Gary W. Evans
  • Ervin H. Zube


Frank Lloyd Wright once reportedly described design as “art with a purpose.” This description highlights a current view of design. Although the basis of design is aesthetics, design, unlike art, is also characterized by a responsibility to its users. Concern about this responsibility, and with the general topic of human-environment interactions, has prompted a wide variety of design professionals and behavioral scientists to participate in the multidisciplinary research area of environmental behavior. Within the span of a decade, this area has begun to acquire academic respectability as it formed professional organizations, founded journals, and produced many books and articles.


Galvanic Skin Response Arousal Level Personal Space Environmental Stimulation Dynamic Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Craig M. Zimring
    • 1
  • Gary W. Evans
    • 2
  • Ervin H. Zube
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Man and EnvironmentUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  2. 2.Program in Social EcologyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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