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Taxonomy (Searchable Keywords)

The following list of terms are the “keywords” that represent the content found in the Research Summaries, EBD-Minutes, and other content (e.g., Implications) on the InformeDesign Web site. You can use this taxonomy to help you with your search, although it is not exhaustive as new keywords may be found as Research Summaries or EBD-Minutes are added. This taxonomy is a good starting place for you to determine the extent of content on the InformeDesign Web site.

The keywords are organized under three categories: Space (Building Type/Design Specialization), Issues (Design Topic), and Occupants (Occupants/User Types). If you identify other categories or keywords that should be added to this list, please contact us.



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BUILDING TYPE/DESIGN SPECIALIZATION (40)


Corporate (145)
     Alternative Office (15)
     Bank (4)
     Cafeteria and Food Service (7)
     Call Center (4)
     Communications (5)
     Conference Center (1)
     Control Center (1)
     Day Care Center  (9)
     Financial Institution
     Industrial Facility (32)
     Office (209)
     Production and Manufacturing (37)
     Public Space (67)

Entertainment (25)
     Amusement/Theme Park (2)
     Auditorium (4)
     Concert Theater (5)
     Drama Theater (3)
     Movie Theater (4)
     Night Club and Dance Hall (4)

Facility Management, Planning, and Design (154)
     Asset Management (16)
     Consultant
     Facility Operations, Maintenance, Cleaning (66)
     Organizational Management (13)
     Project and Risk Management (16)
     Renovation and Expansion (11)
     Space Allocation and Standards/Office Move (6)
     Tenant Improvement

Government/Institutional (36)
     Auditorium (1)
     Billet/Barracks/Club
     Convention Center
     Correctional Facility (10)
     Court (3)
     Day Care Center  (16)
     Embassy
     Federal Building (1)
     Fire Station
     Governmental Agency (3)
     Library (4)
     Military Base
     Mortuary
     Museum/Gallery/Zoo/Historic Site (29)
     Office (19)
     Police Station
     Public Facility and Recreation/Community Center (18)
     Religious Facility  (15)
     School/Educational Facility (150)
     Transportation Facility  (41)
     University/College/Institute (49)
     Waste Management Facility (2)

Health Care (136)
     Ambulatory Care (2)
     Assisted Living (20)
     Clinic  (19)
     Emergency Room (7)
     Examination Room (4)
     Home Health Care (4)
     Hospice Care (7)
     Hospital (77)
     Intensive Care/Acute Care (25)
     Laboratory (4)
     Long Term Care/Nursing Home (59)
     Operating Rooms/Suites (10)
     Outpatient Treatment (20)
     Rehabilitation  (9)
     Residential Treatment Facility (2)
     Satellite Facility/Mobile Unit
     Wellness Center (1)

Hospitality/Restaurant (62)
     Auditorium (1)
     Bar and Lounge (7)
     Cafeteria (2)
     Casino (4)
     Conference Center
     Convention Center
     Country Club
     Cruise Ship (1)
     Fast Food (9)
     Hotel/Motel (62)
     Lodging Facility (13)
     Resort (18)
     Restaurant/Cafe (44)
     Theme Restaurant (3)
     Visitor Center (2)

Outdoor Space (289)
     Beach/Waterfront (14)
     Camp (6)
     Farm (21)
     Garden (24)
     National Park/Visitor Center (31)
     Park and Green Space/Landscape (182)
     Pedestrian Environment (212)
     Playground (39)

Residential (468)
     Assisted Living (41)
     Community Shelter (6)
     Group Home (1)
     Mobile Home (2)
     Model Home (1)
     Multi-Family Residence (76)
     Neighborhood (281)
     Public/Subsidized/Affordable Housing (59)
     Second/Vacation Home (1)
     Senior Housing (57)
     Single Family Home (91)
     Time Share/Private Residence Club (2)

Retail/Store Planning (109)
     Boutique/Specialty/Salon (6)
     Department (3)
     Discount/Outlet/Value-Oriented  (3)
     Food Retail (27)
     Home Improvement (2)
     Hypermarket (7)
     Kiosk
     Mass Merchandiser/Big Box (4)
     Shopping Center/Mall (26)
     Showroom (1)
     Wholesale

Sports and Fitness (12)
     Aquatic Center (4)
     Arena (2)
     Golf Facility (7)
     Gymnasium
     Health Club/Spa (10)
     Olympic Facility (2)
     Sports Facility (7)
     Stadium (3)

Sustainable Design (181)
     Conservation (136)
     Energy Efficiency (123)
     Green/Eco-Design  (62)
     Recycling (37)
     Revitalization/Urban Renewal (131)

Universal Design (79)
     Amercians with Disabilities Act (ADA) (16)
     Barrier Free  (54)


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DESIGN TOPIC (1)


Building Materials, Finishes, and Systems (254)
     Audio/Visual, Video Conferencing (18)
     Carpentry (6)
     Ceilings (18)
     Cleaning and Maintenance (127)
     Door, Window, Curtain Wall, Skylight, Glazing (121)
     Electrical Systems (68)
     Elevator, Wheelchair Lift, Escalator, and Moving Walk (12)
     Existing Conditions (41)
     Exterior Equipment (13)
     Flooring (86)
     Identification Device (42)
     Mechanical Systems (206)
     Painting and Coating (26)
     Plastic Fabrication
     Security and Life Safety Systems (56)
     Site Issues/Building Orientation (337)
     Storage Specialties (23)
     Structure (26)
     Thermal and Moisture Protection (70)
     Toilet, Bath, and Laundry Equipment (23)
     Visual Display/Presentation (23)
     Walls (50)

Codes and Safety (40)
     Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (52)
     Code Requirements/Regulations/Standards and Analysis (158)
     Disaster/Recovery Planning (29)
     Environmental Health (453)
     Fire Codes/Requirements/Ratings and Life Safety Principles (35)
     Planning and Policy  (434)
     Toxic Waste Management (30)

Country
     Algeria
     Argentina
     Australia (2)
     Austria
     Belgium (1)
     Bolivia
     Bosnia
     Brazil
     Bulgaria
     Cambodia
     Canada (69)
     Chile
     China
     Columbia
     Costa Rica
     Croatia
     Cuba
     Cyprus
     Czech Republic
     Denmark (1)
     Ecuador
     Egypt
     Estonia
     Ethiopia
     Finland (1)
     France
     Georgia
     Germany (3)
     Greece
     Haiti
     Herzegovina
     Hungary
     Iceland
     India
     Indonesia
     Iran
     Iraq
     Ireland
     Israel
     Italy
     Jamaica
     Japan (1)
     Jordan
     Kazakhstan
     Kenya
     Kuwait (1)
     Laos
     Lebanon
     Liberia
     Libya
     Lithuania
     Luxembourg
     Madagascar
     Malawi
     Malaysia (1)
     Malta
     Mexico
     Morocco
     Mozambique
     Nepal
     Netherlands (3)
     New Zealand
     Nigeria
     North Korea (1)
     Norway (1)
     Pakistan
     Panama
     Peru
     Philippines
     Poland
     Portugal (1)
     Qatar
     Romania
     Russia
     Rwanda
     Saudi Arabia
     Scotland (1)
     Senegal
     Somalia
     South Africa
     South Korea (3)
     Spain (1)
     Sri Lanka
     Sudan
     Sweden (1)
     Switzerland (1)
     Syria
     Taiwan (1)
     Tanzania
     Thailand
     Tunisia
     Turkey (1)
     Uganda
     Ukraine
     United Arab Emirates
     United Kindom (5)
     United States (5)
     Uzbekistan
     Venezuela
     Vietnam
     Wales
     Yemen
     Zambia
     Zimbabwe

Design and Aesthetics (133)
     2D & 3D Design  (25)
     Acoustics (128)
     Aesthetics (293)
     Color (130)
     Conceptualization and Visualization (55)
     Creative Design (11)
     Design Analysis (21)
     Design Concept (65)
     Design Development (11)
     Design Process (34)
     Design Theory (28)
     Elements of Design (38)
     Energy Efficiency (43)
     Gender Influence (88)
     Historical Context (99)
     Historical Renovation/Restoration (23)
     Influence of Culture/Ethnicity (259)
     Influence of Time (122)
     Lighting/Daylighting Design (230)
     Principles of Design (24)
     Problem Identification/Solving (64)
     Schematic Design (10)
     Spatial Composition and Articulation (233)
     Sustainable/Green Design (69)
     Universal Design (35)

Design Business and Process (46)
     Accounting Procedures (23)
     Analysis (142)
     Bidding/Bidding Procedures  (3)
     Budgeting (40)
     Business Practices and Technology (37)
     CAD/CADD  (4)
     Certification/Licensing/ Registration Requirements
     Client Contact/Client and Contractor Meetings  (23)
     Client/User Interviews  (80)
     Code of Ethics (19)
     Communication Skills (24)
     Community and Public Service (18)
     Concept Sketches/Drawings  (9)
     Contact with Trade Representatives/Resources (11)
     Contract Administration  (3)
     Cost Estimating  (32)
     Design Visualization/Virtual Reality (47)
     Detailing (16)
     Drawing/Drafting  (6)
     GIS (9)
     History of the Profession and Professional Organizations (15)
     Installation (8)
     Legal/Liability (9)
     Marketing (19)
     Plans, Specifications, and Schedules (13)
     Post-Occupancy Evaluations (POE) (47)
     Presentations and Media (12)
     Procurement/Purchasing Documents (6)
     Programming  (433)
     Project Management (27)
     Punchlists and Inspections (15)
     Research/Research Methods (96)
     Social Responsibility (20)
     Space Planning (325)
     Strategic Planning (248)

Furnishings, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E) (255)
     Decorative Elements/Accessories/Art (65)
     Equipment Selection, Specifications, and Performance (227)
     Fixtures Selection, Specifications, and Performance (138)
     Furnishings Selection, Specifications, and Performance  (133)
     Textile Selection, Specifications, and Performance (74)

Personal/Individual Needs and Factors (175)
     Physical (88)
          Anthropometrics/Functional Requirements/Accessibility (300)
          Ergonomics (120)
          Health Effects (667)
          Safety and Security (367)
          Sensory Responses (436)
     Psychological (58)
          Cognition/Perception (455)
          Development and Learning (140)
          Environmental Control (219)
          Identity and Status (127)
          Meaning and Symbolism (189)
          Orientation, Wayfinding, and Spatial Movement (259)
          Personalization of Space (77)
          Preference/Attitude (649)
          Privacy (119)
          Productivity and Performance (251)
          Quality of Life and Well Being (612)
          Stress (142)
          Territoriality/Defensible Space (70)

Social Needs and Factors (222)
     Behavior and Operations (214)
     Crowding (53)
     Identity and Status (59)
     Life-Cycle Stage (127)
     Norms (205)
     Proxemics (48)
     Social Interaction and Neighboring (315)
     Structure and Systems (110)


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OCCUPANTS/USER TYPES (5)


Ability/Disability (124)
     Mental/Cognitive/Learning (31)
     Physical/Neurological (60)
     Psychological/Emotional (22)

Age (62)
     Infant (29)
     Toddler/Preschool (43)
     Youngster/Youth (141)
     Adolescent/Teenager (103)
     Young and Middle-aged Adult (94)
     Senior and Elderly/Aged Adult (214)

Education (13)
     Some High School (1)
     High School Graduate (4)
     Some College (6)
     Undergraduate Degree (1)
     Some Graduate/Professional Training (1)
     Graduate/Professional Degree

Gender (67)
     Female (53)
     Male (28)

Race/Ethnicity (63)
     American Indian or Alaska Native (3)
     Asian (61)
     Black or African American (28)
     Hispanic or Latino (24)
     Multi-racial (1)
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (1)
     White (27)

Socioeconomic Standing (95)
     Poverty Level/Poor (47)
     Lower Class (36)
     Lower Middle Class (2)
     Middle Class (11)
     Upper Middle Class (11)
     Upper Class (2)

Type (1)
     Administrator or Manager (50)
     Apprentice/Intern/Trainee
     Caregiver (50)
     Child (113)
     Client (22)
     Design professional (7)
     Employee (53)
     Executive (2)
     Guest/Shopper (179)
     Healthcare worker (20)
     Homeowner (65)
     Laborer (7)
     Owner (25)
     Parent/Step-parent (39)
     Patient (136)
     Prisoner/Inmate (9)
     Professional (7)
     Renter (20)
     Resident/Occupant (440)
     Staff (28)
     Student (145)
     Teacher/Educator (30)
     Technician (2)
     Visitor/Spectator (103)
     Worker (301)