The Effects of Social Interaction and Communication Technologies on House-Interior Spaces and Furniture Choice: Turkey-Trabzon Sample


Aras A. , ÖZDEMİR İ.

MEGARON, vol.13, no.3, pp.492-504, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/megaron.2017.33602
  • Title of Journal : MEGARON
  • Page Numbers: pp.492-504

Abstract

In our days, globalization is one of the most important things that influence our consumption habit and way of living, thus the human being. Globalization that causes societies to resemble one another and become almost the same is considered to be important factor that influence the form of living rooms which is the center of humans' experience as well as choice of furniture which shape these living rooms. In that context, we analyze the choice of furniture in living rooms in terms of globalization. Within the scope of the study, whether houses in chosen area are affected by globalization and how it reflects the choice of furniture in living room are examined. Thus, it was aimed to determine whether different furniture choices for different users were different, and whether differences in furniture designs would be made for different users in the globalizing world. Within the scope of the study, residences where users with different socio-economic levels lived and where global / local distinction was most felt were examined. The questionnaires prepared by open and closed questionnaires were applied by using one - on - one interview technique and in situ detection studies were also conducted. As a conclusion, the affect of globalization can be felt in the living rooms and it reflects to the choice of furniture. Two different user groups were selected as the study group in this study according to the use of communication tools and social activity levels. It has been determined that both user groups differ in their furniture preferences. Also, with the development of the use of media, it is thought that the choice of furniture by houses from different classes will become more similar..