RDC's Editor on the Implications of Design

Sally Augustin, RDC's Publisher and Editor, is interviewed in this New York Times article.


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RDC 2015 - June

Research Conversations

Informed design can boost the performance of our memories – and that’s important wherever we are.  What do designers need to know to create spaces where people are likely to do a better job remembering things?

Humans prefer natural to artificial light and research links the natural light we favor to better health (emotional and physical) and mental performance. 

There are some persistent misunderstandings that hinder design excellence.  Ten of the most powerful and influential of them are dispelled here. 

The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) met May 27-30, 2015, in Los Angeles.  The theme of this year’s gathering was “BrainStorm:  Dynamic Interactions of Environment-Behavior and Neuroscience.”

Are You Sure?

 Think all design-related research is only common sense? That you know the results without investigating? Maybe not.  People respond to their environment based on many factors. Check out some non-intuitive examples here.



PlaceCoach News Alerts

Identifying design/anxiety links

Implications of different open office plans

Bonding with workplaces, how and why

Exploring workplace psychoacoustics

Noise levels that are just right

Should a path be straight or curved?

Supporting autistic students

Book Reviews

Comprehensive review of a key component of sensorial architecture