Researchers have learned a lot about creating functional soundscapes, ones that make it more likely we’ll think and act in certain ways. Our ears are always working. What should they be hearing?
Ceilings and floors have an important influence on the psychological experience of being in a space, although space users do not often focus on these horizontal planes. How can these surfaces can be used to promote desired experiences?
Social and physical scientists have researched effective museum design--and they've learned a lot that people developing these sorts of environments--and others--should be applying every day.
Doors are an important design element. They set the tone for the space beyond, and much more.