|M.Sc Thesis||Department of Architecture and Town Planning|
The spatial organization of a person’s home takes part both in relations with the world outside the home and his relations inside the home - with family members, guests and others. The arrangement of spaces and positioning of boundaries regulate the degree of interaction within and without the home.
The meaning people invest in the spatial organization of their home is a crucial factor in the way they experience their home.
This thesis examines the use of a particular technique, the Location Task, to elicit and better understand the meanings people invest in the spatial organization of home.
In the Location Task the participant is asked to reflect on his or her home as they would like it to be, define internal and external places, write the name of each place on a counter and locate the counters inside and outside a circular board representing the home.
A sample of forty participants was used in this research. All informants used the technique without difficulty and individual configurations and patterns of meaning emerged. Relevant data also emerged at group and subgroup levels.