PRESCHOOL CHILDREN’S FURNITURE DESIGN FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN DEVELOPMENT CENTER
This research aims to 1) study art elements in furniture of preschool children design 2) study the perceived (preference) and behavior (selection) towards art elements in furniture of preschool children design. In the process of research were quantitative research and qualitative research, using experimental research methods with pre-school children, kindergarten 2 and 3 at the Preschool Children Development Center of Promrungsri Temple, Donmuang District, Bangkok, the tool was 36 pictures created by 3D-furniture pictorial stimuli for preschool children’s perception (preference) testing. The first testing was a perception (preference) test with 13 children and 4 furniture mock-ups, the second testing was a behavior (selection) test with 26 children.The results found that the preschool children’s perception (preference)toward the form of student chairs, student desks and bookshelves in terms of warm color, creative pattern, and nature of patterns. Similarly, the behavioral testing (selection), found that the preschool children had behaviors (selection) toward all forms of furniture and all elements of art as the perception testing. Moreover, the 3D-furniture pictorial stimuli research tools could be used to test the perception (preference) of preschool children.
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