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 - April

Research Conversations

Aligning design with national culture makes it more likely that users will experience the mental and physical conditions that optimize their wellbeing and performance.

Research in cognitive science shows clear links between particular concrete, physical experiences and higher-level mental concepts.  

What can designers do to make it less likely that crowding and interpersonal distances are an issue?  And the answer to this question isn’t simply to build larger spaces.

Awe is a powerful force, one that designers should employ with care.

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

Linking eco-friendliness and performance evaluations

More on creating the spaces where pupils with ADHD learn best

Minimizing stress via lighting

Religious motivations and optimized design

Designing to support engagement

Are some colors just not memorable?

Acetaminophen use and assessments

When to ditch the deserts

Book Reviews

A go-to reference for urban designers and others developing public spaces

An immensely readable book demonstrating to designers how and why their efforts are important