At IIT’s Design Research Conference on May 11, Don Norman, the legendary human factors professional and author of The Design of Everyday Things, discussed innovation.
This article by Purciel and her colleagues is noteworthy because the researchers have used geographic information systems (GIS) data to corroborate information collected independently using traditional observation methods.
The psychological benefits of nature experiences have been identified and clarified in scores of previous studies.
Compact city urban planning balances environmental responsibility and resident quality of life.
Full-scale simulations of health care environments being designed are relatively common but simulations are applicable, and useful, for the design of many other spaces – even though they can be costly and time-consuming to produce.
Garst and his colleagues have investigated Americans forest camping experiences today, and compared them with those of Americans forest camping in the 1960s and 1970s.
Saxbe and Repetti analyzed the words that couples used to describe their homes during narrated house tours.
Nicoll and Zimring studied the use of stairs and attitudes toward stairs in a newly constructed office building where the main elevators in one section of the building stopped only at every third floor (these are called “skip-stop” elevators).
The general therapeutic value of visual art is well documented in the scientific literature and in earlier entries of this blog.
Is it an old wife’s tale that blind people have a better sense of smell than the rest of us?