“Affect” for fitting room

December 17, 2018

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The word happy originally meant having “good ‘hap’ or fortune,” to be lucky or fortunate. This meaning may now seem archaic: we may be used to thinking of happiness as an efect of what you do, as a reward for hard work, rather than being “simply” what happens to you. Thus Mihály Csíkszentmihályi argues that “happiness is not something that happens. It is not the result of good fortune or random choice. It is not something that money can buy or power command. It does not depend on outside events, but, rather on how we interpret them. Happiness, in fact, is a condition that must be prepared for, cultivated and defended privately by each person

The fitting room, as an infrastructure, I consider it different from other infrastructure. It always connects with our emotion tightly, for it’s a place quite private (during the period you use it), not a station or waiting room with a large amount of people move a lot. Also, the main activity in fitting room is that customers try clothes they like which is very personal. That’s to say, this activity is related to affection. The fitting room is a place which provides us a private room for looking for clothes may bond with us in the future. The relation between clothes and us is very close, mentally and physically, so fitting room also can make us feel happiness or dissatisfaction.

As for fitting room itself, its features also has influence on people’s emotion and feeling. The fitting room’s size, the use of different materials, the light, the color, the mirror’s size and placement, the privacy, etc, they are all factors connect to people’s mood during the process.

For instance, in a cream-colored fitting room, you may feel cozy and warm, thus you may prefer to buy clothes homey and comfortable. On the contrary, in a colorless and simple fitting room, you may prefer something cooler. And if you are in a fitting room with curtains, you may feel nervous and afraid to be disturbed by others, this feeling makes you want to finish this shopping quickly, the intranquil emotion may let you buy clothes more casual, contrarily, in a commodious close fitting room, you can be calm enough to choose something formal.

 JIN 

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