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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)
Created Date 2019
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
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 63 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Design 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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