How Design Impacts the Social Environment: A Comparison Between Two Pet Cafés in China and the United States
|Abstract||This research aims to investigate the social environment in a brand-new type of café, pet café, and to maximum the benefit of this type of cafe. While pet cafés, especially cat cafés, are becoming increasingly common in the United States (U.S.), Asian countries have been in this kind of business since 1998. The most common and popular is the cat café. Even though the owners of cat cafés in the U.S. have learned and imitated the cat café in Asia, the cultural differences and the restrictions resulted in differences in format and design.
Interior and furniture design was investigated to afford motivation to people who are pet lovers and can be potential customers. Most of the research about pets illustrates a positive influence on psychologi... (more)
|Contributor||Zhang, Shumeng (Author) / Bender, Diane (Advisor) / McDermott, Lauren (Committee member) / Krysik, Judy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)|
|Subject||Design / Social work / Cat Café / Furniture Design / Pet Economy / Social Environment|
|Note||Masters Thesis Design 2019|
|Collaborating Institutions||Graduate College / ASU Library|
|Additional Formats||MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS|