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Biophilia and Educational Satisfaction: Analyzing the performative benefits of courtyards in university settings through the lenses of biophilic design

Abstract This research aims to investigate the effect of campus courtyards on students’ satisfaction with education. It will look into two different types of courtyard within the Arizona State University. One courtyard space has more elements and attributes of biophilic design and the other has less. In addition, this paper will provide guidelines for designing courtyards that would improve student’s satisfaction with education. The Methodology used is survey handouts to students after the researcher selects the two types of courtyards by observation. The participant in this study are randomly picked young adult college students (n=60). The results indicate a positive effect of biophilic design on student’s satisfaction with education in courtyards.... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Naseef, Rawan (Author) / Brunner, Lori (Advisor) / Brooks, Kenneth (Committee member) / Bochart, Sonja (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Design / Biophilia / Biophilic design / courtyard / Satisfaction with education / Students
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 81 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Design 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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