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Children’s bedroom: Designing interior based on their preferences

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Childrens Bedroom : Designing Interior Based on their Preferences
Dr. Sarjoo Patel1, Ms. Pooja Shah2
1Assistant Professor (Stage -III), Department of Family and Community Resource Management, and Associate
Director, Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Faculty of Family and Community
Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara,
2 Masters Student, Interior Design Specialization, Department of Family and Community Resource Management,
Faculty of Family and Community Sciences,
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara.
E-mail: 1sarjoo_patel@yahoo.com 2pooh.shahhh@gmail.com
1. INTRODUCTION:
The design and layout of the physical environment which includes the building, interior finishes outdoor
spaces, room arrangement and selection of equipment has a profound impact on childrens behaviour. Quite unlike
adults, children figure out how to behave in most situations through instantaneously reading the environment.
Children also read the environment differently than adults, not as background but as something to interact with,
(Stoecklin, 1999). The design must support active experimentation and risk taking without being unsafe for children.
The physical environment and equipment must be arranged to minimize hazards and errors.
A child is the most endearing member of the family. Every parent wants to give the best to his child. Of all the
rooms in the house, those for the children are the most fun to decorate. One cannot ignore the importance; a childs
room has in his development. He begins very early to have a sense of possession, to know which things and places are
his own. As he grows he has a need for privacy, a place to play, to keep things (Hardy, 1955). Also importantly, these
sense of possession and belongingness increase.
The main aim for carrying out this research was to determine the requirements for healthy bedroom furniture
for pre-school children, which arouse their motivation as well as confidence and also affect their development
positively. Since, designing for children is a completely different endeavour; choosing the right furniture for children
and the design criteria for this choosen furniture should be analysed in accordance with the characteristics of the
children.
For, children have a great amount of energy; they have to spend this energy in a safe and healthy environment.
According to Sinnot, the first of the two vital facts to remember when designing for children is that children use built
environment differently than adults. They run rather than walk and use parts of the environment as play equipment
(Sinnot, 1985).
Childrens bedroom is a space, which builds up a foundation for the future. That is its essential quality. It is a
room, which takes the broadest demands as a starting point that is made on contemporary habitats, because the child
has to live fully in preparation for tomorrow and the present has its roots in their immediate environment where their
identity takes shape.A child is the most active member of the family. A childs room is much more than a room it is a
Abstract: Childhood is a period of rapid and continual growth where physical, mental, social, emotional and
language development takes place. Also there has been a great variation between the children of the same age
group. As a child grows he has a need for privacy, a place to play and to keep things. Therefore, the child’s
bedroom should be planned according to his/her likes and dislikes and requirements. Conventional furniture’s
“one size fits all” is uncomfortable and hazardous for a child. The furniture will grow with the child implies that it
will offer various options for storage and flexibility without compromising over the basic functional needs and
interior of the environment. Hence, the children should be provided with their personal space according to their
interest by which they can acquire healthy growth. Therefore the furniture should be so designed that it grows up
with the child and modular furniture fits in this concept. Thus, the present study was undergone with to find out
the preferences of the children for their rooms for both the gender and suggest designs for children’s room for
both the gender. Descriptive research design was used in this study. The sample comprised of 60 respondents (out
of which 30 were male child and 30 were female child) who were parents of the children and children aged
between 5-12 years. The present paper aims to present the preferences of the children and the design will be
prepared and presented based on the choice of the children. Considering the basic requirement, an attempt is
made in the present study to propose several options for bedroom interior design for children which will include
proposed floor plan design, proposed four wall elevation and proposed electrical layout of the room.
Key Words: preferences of children, children bedroom, designing
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palace, a jungle, a sailing ship, a rocket, or may be a refuge. These are the definitions of beauty for the child as he
dreams and which constantly change as the exposure to different things increases. Thus a child needs a room, which
grows with him. As a childs personality unfolds, he may need a special place of his own for his treasures. It may be a
drawer, a closet or anything (Bhagchandani,2005).
For a child their first 10 years are considered as the formative years where he has a sense of belongingness
and it is important to know how responsible, creative and self expressed the children can be in an environment that is
built according to their size and scale.
Children need their own space to move about. They are considered as living in an environment, which is not
similar to adult life, even though they are being reared by them. To install the habit of work is very important at this
stage of life. Children are proud having their own room and have definite ideas on a subject. Therefore, the children
needs to be practical and at the same time fun and flexible to adjust.
The furniture should be so designed that it grows up with the child i.e. scaled to the child but useable for many
years. Modular furniture just fits in this concept. When planning a childs room, parents may find it necessary to make
a few compromises, using only temporary pieces and changing to better things later. Modular furniture is a challenge
to this concept. It is designed to provide a variety of configurations based on the room size and preferences of the user,
while also ensuring safety and sound construction of the furniture. Traditional one size fits all furniture is
uncomfortable and often hazardous. Many of the injuries can be prevented if not eliminated with the help of furniture,
which is planned keeping in mind the general ergonomics principles (Bhagchandani, 2005).
Ergonomists suggest that parents and teachers make sure the youngsters sit at an appropriate workstation
adjusted to the correct height. At an early age, child needs to learn to position correctly. Learning good posture will
benefit them when they are young as well as throughout the lifetime. Conventional furniture is comparatively heavy
and not designed ergonomically. Moreover, it is standardized for all the users. Whereas modular furniture can be
customized according to the needs of the users. This encourages us to challenge our ideas for conventional furniture.
Over an extended period of time, all non-adaptive sitting positions strain the body. However, with variation in
dimensions, one can avoid these strains.
Modular furniture is designed to fit different decors as well as practical needs of the child. This means that the
child has the liberty to experiment with his own room and explore the creative aspects of his personality. The furniture
will grow with the child implies that it will offer various options for storage and flexibility without compromising over
the basic functional needs and décor of the environment (Bhagchandani, 2005).
If one has a large family it may be difficult to provide bedroom to every children. If it is possible, however,
there are few benefits that a child will gain by it. In fact, a child that has his or her own bedroom will be better able to
handle responsibility, will become more confident, will start expressing themselves and will mature faster than one
that doesnt have their separate bedroom. Having a separate bedroom allows a child to pick and choose what they
want on their walls and in their room. It can also give a child a higher sense of self-esteem, something that is
important in their formative years. Having their private room will also give the ability to keep their things safe from
the younger siblings. It also gives the feeling of privacy as they grow up. Having their own room can also give them a
great sense of pride when friends visit their home.
Hence the children should be provided with their personal space according to their interest by which they can
acquire healthy growth and get privacy which can be effective.
2. OBJECTIVES:
To find out the preferences of the children for their rooms for both the gender.
To suggest designs for childrens room for both the gender.
3. METHODOLOGY:
Descriptive research design was adopted for conducting the present study. The study had two types of
variables: independent variables and dependent variables. Independent variables comprised of personal variables of
the respondent age, educational level and family variables of the respondents type of family, size of family and family
income. Dependent variable comprised of the preferences of the children for their rooms for both the gender. The
sample of the study comprised of 60 children (out of which 30 were male child and 30 were female child) from the
Vadodara city. The purposive sampling method was used to select the samples. Questionnaire and observation sheet
were used as an instrument to gather the information from the respondents. The questionnaire was divided into two
sections.
Section 1 dealt with the background information of the respondents.
Section 2 dealt with the preferences of the children for their bedroom. The respondents were asked to respond
to 2 point continuum in terms of yes, no and the scores from 2 through 1 were given to the respondents
respectively. To obtain the preferences of bedroom design, the score range was divided on equal interval basis. The
data were analysed using descriptive statistics such as percentage, frequency and weighted mean.
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4. FINDINGS:
The findings of the study are as follows:
Section I Background Information:
Age of the child:
For boys: The age of the respondent ranged between 5 to 12 years with a mean age of 8.9 years. It was found that
little less than half i.e. 43.33% of the respondents were aged between 5-8 years and little more than half i.e. 56.67% of
the respondents were aged between 9-12 years.
For girls: The age of the respondent ranged between 5 to12 years with a mean age of 9.06 years. It was found that less
than half i.e. 40% of the respondents were aged between 5-8 years and more than half i.e. 60% of the respondents
were aged between 9-12 years.
Education of the child:
For boys: It was found that few i.e. 20% of the respondents were studying in Sr kg -1st std, less than half i.e. 40% of
the respondents were of the class from 2nd- 4th std and less than half i.e. 40% of the respondents were studying in 5th -
7th std.
For girls: It was found that few i.e. 20% of the respondents were studying in Sr kg -1st std, less than half i.e. 36.67%
of the respondents were of the class from 2nd- 4th std and less than half i.e. 43.33% of the respondents were studying in
5th- 7th std.
Medium of School:
For boys: It was found that few i.e. 16.67% of the respondents were studying in Gujarati medium and more than three
fourth i.e. 83.33% of the respondents were from English medium.
For girls: It was found that very few i.e. 6.67% of the respondents were studying in Gujarati medium and majority i.e.
93.33% of the respondents were from English medium.
Type of Family:
For boys: It was found that more than one fourth i.e. 36.67% of the respondents were living in nuclear family and less
than three fourth i.e. 63.33% of the respondents were living in joint family.
For girls: It was found that more than one fourth i.e. 36.67% of the respondents were living in nuclear family and less
than three fourth i.e. 63.33% of the respondents were living in joint family.
Family Income:
For boys: It was found that little less than one fourth i.e. 26.67% of the respondents were having monthly family
income between RS. 20,000- RS. 30,000. Very few i.e. 13.33% of the respondents were having monthly family
income income between RS. 30,001- RS. 40,000. Little more than one fourth i.e. 26.67% of the respondents were
having family monthly income between RS. 40,001-RS. 50,000. More than one fourth i.e. 33.33% of the respondents
were having family income RS. 50,001 and above.
For girls: It was found that few i.e. 16.67% of the respondents were having monthly family income between RS.
20,000- RS. 30,000. Little less than one fourth i.e. 26.67% of the respondents were having monthly family income
income between RS. 30,001- RS. 40,000. Few i.e. 20% of the respondents were having family monthly income
between RS. 40,001-RS. 50,000. More than one fourth i.e. 36.66% of the respondents were having family income RS.
50,001 and above.
Section II Preferences of the Children:
For boys: The overall data based on childrens preferences for the bedrooms wall revealed that little more than half
i.e. 56.67% of the respondents wanted bright coloured wall and less than half i.e. 43.33% of the respondents wanted
light coloured wall. More than one fourth i.e. 33.33% of the respondents wanted superhero themed wallpaper, little
more than one fourth i.e. 30% of the respondents wanted radium ceiling sticker, 40% of the respondents wanted space
themed ceiling. 53.33% of the respondents wanted matt finished flooring ,and 73.33% of the respondents wanted tiled
as well as rug in small part of their room. 73.33% of the respondents wanted theme based door and 33.33% of the
respondents wanted single slider window. The overall data based on childrens preferences for the bedrooms bed
revealed that 43.33% of the respondents wanted single bed, 60% of the respondents wanted slider wardrobe, and
73.33% of the respondents wanted their study table of wooden material. The overall data revealed that 76.66% of the
respondents wanted their chair of wooden material. 36.66% of the respondents wanted their toy storage having open
shelf, 56.66% of the respondents wanted theme based fan .The overall data based on childrens preferences for the
bedrooms attached bathroom revealed that 43.33% of the respondents wanted cartoon shaped bathtub, 63.33% of the
respondents wanted bathtub of ceramic material, 46.66% of the respondents wanted sensored shower and little more
than half i.e. 53.33% of the respondents wanted hand operated shower. Majority of them (83.33%) wanted western
styled W.C, 43.33% of the respondents wanted oval shaped basin, 76.66% of the respondents wanted basin of ceramic
material, 53.33% of the respondents wanted LED light in their bathroom, 36.66% of the respondents wanted sensory
tap in their bathroom, 76.66% of the respondents wanted matt flooring in their bathroom, 63.33% of the respondents
wanted ceramic tiles in their bathroom, 36.66% of the respondents wanted tiled wall in their bathroom. Little more
than half i.e. 53.33% of the respondents wanted plain ceiling in their bathroom. More than one fourth i.e. 36.66% of
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the respondents wanted oval shaped mirror. All of the respondents wanted towel rack and soap case in bathroom.
Little less than half i.e. 43.33% of the respondents wanted sash curtain for partition in the bathroom. Half i.e. 50% of
the respondents wanted plain vanity. 73.33% of the respondents wanted automatic toothpaste dispenser squeezer, 60%
of the respondents wanted specific coloured tumbler, 40% of the respondents wanted cartoon shaped tumbler, 60% of
the respondents wanted specific coloured stool, and coloured bucket.
Boys bedroom option 1
Proposed designed for children bedroom (boys)
This design for boys bedroom of age 5-8 years is proposed considering the observation made during the study.
The bedroom design is proposed keeping in mind the anthropometric measurements of boys of age 5-8 years. The
bedroom is designed developed with the combination of different areas required by children. The specification of the
designed are as followed.
Bathroom
Bedroom
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Wall A
The main wall of the bedroom the wall contains the bed, the side unit and the wardrobe. The bed is made up
of wooden material. It is designed with the superman theme back rest with the height of 3'-0" ,depth 6'-0" and width
4'-0".The bed sitting height is 9" included mattress of 6''. Behind the bed there is dark blue theme based wallpaper
which is highlighted with the wooden based bed panel. Single bed has attached side drawers with 7" height, depth 9"
and width 3'.Drop down ceiling is 9".
Wall B
The wall B contains the main door, the wardrobe and small 3 pubs. The main door of 7' height and 3' width is
designed with the superman theme design in center. The wardrobe is placed next to the pubs. The wardrobe is made
up of wooden material with sliding glass doors of height 7'-0" , depth 1'-6" and width 6'-0".
Wall C
The wall contains the open toy storage of wooden material with height 7'0" and width 5'-0" and depth 1'-6".
Wall D
The wall contains the door to the bathroom, a photo frame based on super hero, a study table and a casement
window. A casement window is of height 4'-0" and width 4'-0" .The study table and the chair is made up of wooden
material and they are placed below the window. The size of study table is of height 2'-6", width 4'-0" and depth 2'-6".
Attached bathroom
Wall A
The wall contains the door to the room and the superman theme bathtub. The door is of height 7'-0" and width
2'-6". The bathtub is made up of ceramic and designed with superman shaped in corner. The height of bathtub is 2'-6"
and width is 4'-0".
Wall B
The wall contains the bathtub as it placed in corner connecting wall A and Wall B.
Wall C
The wall contain basin, window with attached exhaust fan and WC with flush plate above it. The basin is
made up of ceramic and is rectangular in shape. It is placed on a countertop made up of artificial stone of black colour.
The height of countertop is 2'-10", width is 2'-6" and depth 2'-6". The mirror is placed above the basin. The WC is
placed above 1'-4" above the floor. It comprises of a concealed water tank with the flush plate placed above it.
Wall D
The wall contains the basin and the drawers below the basin. There are two drawers below the countertop
made up of wooden material.
Bedroom
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Boys bedroom option 2
Proposed design for childrens bedroom (boys)
The design for boys bedroom of age 9-12 years is proposed consideration the observations made during the
study. The bedroom design is proposed keeping in mind the standard anthropometric measurements of boys of 9-12
years. The bedroom design includes all the necessary areas and furniture required by the children. The room is
designed with Super Mario theme. There is bed, study table, storage of toys, books, and a wardrobe and a swing and
a sitting ledge in the bathroom there is interesting bath tub. The specification of the designs is as follows.
Wall AB: On wall A there is a door which is the entrance of the room. And a open toy storage having 8 storage section
of 14X1. The depth of that storage is 1. The material of that storage is wood. The theme is created by wall paint.
There is glossy paint and satin paint used on wall.
Wall BC: On wall B there is a window. The frame of window is of wood and it is a slider window. Wall is painted
according to the theme. There is a bed on that wall.The back rest of the bed is on this wall. The back rest is in the
shape of Mario house and having graphics according to that. And a sitting ledge is there on the whole wall excluding
the bed, and it continuous on the perpendicular wall (wall CD). The seat of ledge is having two colour yellow and red
which makes it interesting and attractive. The ledge is of wood and it is fixed in the wall.
Wall CD: On wall C there is a study table which is of wood. The chair is also of wood and having two grooves on
both side of the back rest to hang the bag. The study table is having storage to put books and some drawers to store
some items. The chair and table is also having mica sheet according to the theme. There are two niche in that wall.
Wall DA: On wall D there is a wardrobe according to the theme. The wardrobe is of 5-00x1-6x 6-00 size. There
is a door of attach bathroom on this wall.
There is a carpet covering the area of bed and study table, and some small carpets are arranged in a cross direction
creating a interesting and joyful feeling. There is a swing over these carpets and facing towards the window, so one
can see outer view and have some relaxing time and also can play.
Attatched bathroom
WALL AB: Wall A is having the entrance door. A toothpaste dispenser brush holder is on one side of the door and
on the other side there is a bath tub which is of Mickey Mouse shape.
WALL BC : There is ventilation and faucets on this wall. The bath tub is operated by this wall.
WALL CD: There is a mirror and a small storage on this wall. The WC is also on this wall. And it is western style.
WALL DA: There are faucets of WC on this wall and a basin is on this wall.
For girls: The overall data based on childrens preferences for the bedrooms wall revealed that 63.33% of the
respondents wanted light coloured wall 43.33% of the respondents wanted bright coloured wall, 40% of the
Bathroom
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respondents wanted barbie themed wallpaper, 20% of the respondents wanted radium ceiling sticker, 26.66% of the
respondents wanted space themed ceiling, 23.33% of the respondents wanted plain ceiling, 23.33% of the
respondents wanted false ceiling and wooden stripes in their bedroom. The overall data based on childrens
preferences for the bedrooms flooring revealed that half i.e. 50% of the respondents wanted matt finished flooring
and less than half i.e. 40% of the respondents wanted glossy finished flooring. Less than half i.e. 40% of the
respondents wanted flooring of rubber and marble tiles, 60% of the respondents wanted tiled as well as rug in small
part of their room, 66.66% of the respondents wanted theme based door and 33.33% of the respondents wanted plain
door. The overall data based on childrens preferences for the bedrooms window revealed that 43.33% of the
respondents wanted casement window, 40% of the respondents wanted single bed, 80% of the respondents wanted
slider wardrobe, 70% of the respondents wanted their study table of wooden material, 66.66% of the respondents
wanted their chair of wooden material. The overall data based on childrens preferences for the bedrooms toy storage
revealed that 36.66% of the respondents wanted their toy storage having open shelf, 63.33% of the respondents
wanted theme based fan . The overall data based on childrens preferences for the bedrooms attached bathroom
revealed 43.33% of the respondents wanted circle shaped bathtub, 36.66% of the respondents wanted bathtub of stone
and ceramic material, 23.33% of the respondents want sensored shower and 76.66% of the respondents wanted hand
operated shower, 80% of the respondents wanted western styled W.C. Little less than half i.e. 43.33% of the
respondents wanted circle shaped basin, 76.66% of the respondents wanted basin of ceramic material, 60% of the
respondents wanted LED light in their bathroom, 46.66% of the respondents wanted sensored tap in their bathroom, a
high majority i.e 90% of the respondents wanted matt flooring in their bathroom. Half of the respondents wanted
ceramic tiles in their bathroom, 46.66% of the respondents wanted tiled wall in their bathroom, 50% of the
respondents wanted plain ceiling in their bathroom, 40% of the respondents wanted circle shaped mirror. All the
respondents wanted towel rack and soap case in bathroom. More than one fourth i.e. 33.33% of the respondents
wanted sash curtain for partition in the bathroom, 66.66% of the respondents wanted vanity that has steps to climb,
56.66% of the respondents wanted automatic toothpaste dispenser squeezer. More than three fourth i.e. 83.33% of the
respondents wanted specific coloured tumbler, 23.33% of the respondents wanted cartoon shaped tumbler, and
83.33% of the respondents wanted specific coloured stool and bucket.
Bedroom
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Proposed design for childrens bedroom (girls)
This design for girls bedroom of age 9-12 years is proposed considering the observations made during the
study. The bedroom design is proposed keeping in mind the standard anthropometric measurement of girls of age 9-12
years. The bedroom design is developed with the combinations of different areas required by children. The
specifications of the design are as follows.
Bedroom
Wall A
The main wall of the bedroom is wall A. The wall contains bed and dressing unit. It consists two mirrors of
7-0 height and 3-0 wide. The bed is made up of wooden material with height of 3-0, depth 6-0 and width of 3-
6. The bed sitting height is 1-5 including mattress of 6. The bed head is of 2-0 below mattress. The bed head has
6 raised cushioning. Behind the bed there is Barbie themed wallpaper height 5-10. Single bed has attached side
drawers 7 height, depth of 12 and width of 3-0 on both the sides. Behind side drawers there are mirrors on both
the sides of 7-0 height. On the left hand side of the wall, Niche is allocated. Drop down ceiling is 8 in height.
Wall B
The wall contains door of 7-0 height and 2-6 width which leads to attached toilet. The wall also has Toy
storage of wooden material with height 6-10 depth 1-0 and width 4-0. Drop down ceiling is 8 in height.
Wall C
The wall consist main door of bedroom of 7-0 of height and width of 3-0. Wardrobe is placed next to the
main door of height 7-0, length of 6-10 and depth 2-0. Loft is placed above the wardrobe of height 2-0, length
of 610 and depth of 2-0 and the door is having slider opening. Drop down ceiling is 8 in height.
Wall D
The wall contains a casement window of height 4-3 and width 5-0. The sill level of window is at 2-9
from the floor level. The study table is placed just below the window so that fresh air and natural light is available foe
studying. The size of study table is of height 2-6, width 5-0 and depth 1-6 so that fresh air is available for
studying. Wooden material is used for study table and chair. Low sitting is provided next to the study table. The low
sitting is made up of wooden material with height 1-9, depth 1-7 and width 5-5. Drop down ceiling is 8 in
height.
Attached bathroom
Wall A
Wall A contains ventilation of height 2-0 and width 2-0. The sill level of ventilation is at 5-0 from the
floor level which includes louvers, fixed glass and exhaust fan.
Girl’s bedroom – option 1
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Wall B
From the floor level, the height of normal tap is 2-0, the height of mixer tap is 3-6 and the height of
shower is 7-6. The size of the butta is 2-0 X 1-0. 4 mm grooves are placed in butta. The toilet seat is placed at
the height of 1-6 and the flush tank is placed at the height of 3-3 from the floor level.
Wall C
The sink is placed next to the toilet at the height of 2-6 from the floor level and the height of the sink is 6.
The sink is made up of ceramic material. The basin is circular in shape. The height of the mixer tap is 3-6 from the
floor level. Vanity is placed below the basin which is of height 2-6, width 4-7 and depth 1-9. Mirror is placed at
the height of 3-0 and length is 4-7. The height of the mirror from the floor level is 4-0.
Wall D
The wall contains the door having height 7-0 and width 2-6. The wall besides the door is highlighted with
butta of 2-0 X 1-0 size and 4mm horizontal grooves are provided.
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Bedroom
Girl’s bedroom – option 2
Bathroom
Girl’s bedroom – option 2
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5. CONCLUSION:
Children need their own space to move about. Preferences vary from child to child so certain designs were
proposed according to their needs and preferences and keeping in mind the gender of the child. Also four wall
elevations are suggested for their visual clarity. It is hoped that children and their parent will get an idea from the
drawings about the type of room desired by the child.
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Thesis
1. Bhagchandani,S.,(2005),Modular Furniture for Childrens Room, Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department
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