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 - October

Research Conversations

Design can support the consumption of healthy foods and promote pleasant eating experiences.

There are lots of spaces in any building where we just need to get some straightforward task done as efficiently and effectively as possible.  How should these spaces be designed?

Sometimes designing a familiar sort of environment is best, although there are situations when unusual is a better design direction.

Humans are territorial animals, and we like the boundaries of our territories to be clear.

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

Medically based review of noise-related issues

Uses for workplace refuges

Autism treatment center design case study

Tips on comfortable lighting for older eyes

Policies to support placeaking reviewed

Knowledge of primary sensory channels evolves

What sort of active workplaces are best?

Is abstract art sometimes OK in healthcare facilities?

Book Reviews

Practical guide for studying life as it's lived