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 2014 - November

Research Conversations

The furniture and furnishings in a space significantly affect user experience. 

Air and water animate a space.

Work can be draining.  When it is, staff break areas that refresh and revitalize employees sustain staff productivity—and workers’ mental and physical wellbeing—throughout the day. 

Signs surround us - but only a few are noteworthy.

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

Insights on linking biophilic design and human wellbeing

How does weight influence perceived value?

Ceiling height and room openness impact user evaluations

Children have definite opinions about what makes a playground a restorative place to be

Particular conditions make it likely that children will spend more time playing outdoors

Smells are invisible (generally) but shouldn't be ignored

New research can help children keep "on track"

Successfully adding public art to a space is challenging

Book Reviews

Outlines new ways to  think about space and how to use it

A guide for creating sustainable structures that nurture human souls