Quelch and Jocz focus on retail environments, but their major points, including the importance of continuing to recognize local cultures as business decisions are made, are applicable to design of other sorts of spaces, from workplaces to public parks to healthcare facilities and residences.
Richardson reviews the work of contemporary landscape architects and designers, and the 50 firms profiled reflect the diversity of contemporary (approximately last decade) design.
Our hearts start to beat in time to music we’re listening to.
Need to help people find their way through a maze of corridors?
The National Building Museum, in Washington, DC, will soon open an exhibit profiling American homes.
Thompson led a research effort investigating the relationship between green space on well-being in deprived communities in Scotland.
Anecdotal evidence links pleasant smells with romantic relationships, but this study by Gueguen is the first to scientifically support that association.
Klineberg chronicles the increasing numbers of people living alone; a demographic shift that has far ranging design implications.
Murphy, the CEO of GNU, a wayfinding consulting firm, has written a very readable overview of important wayfinding concepts, that is available free at the website noted below.
Richard Nisbett and his colleagues have established that people raised in Eastern and Western cultures perceive their worlds differently.