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 - January

Research Conversations

Green design is clearly here to stay—what have researchers learned about how being in environmentally responsible spaces influences human experiences?  

For many years, scientists have been investigating what elements of a space help us restock our levels of mental energy after we’ve depleted them doing knowledge work and other activities that require mental focus. 

Place attachment—the important bond people form with an environment—is something  that academics think about all the time, but not practitioners.  That’s too bad; design efforts informed by research related to place attachment are more successful.

Airports done better.

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

Personality and preferred neighborhood are linked

Insightful new research on how scenting influences selling

Appropriate housing supports the wellbeing of the mentally ill

Keeping people "on-track" in healthcare facilities isn't easy

Informal learning spaces can enhance educational experiences

More reasons to design in movement

Home design and sedentary behavior are related

News on views from office windows

Book Reviews

Data is a terrible thing to waste