During too many meetings, whatever people have gathered to do just doesn’t get accomplished. Science-informed design of meeting rooms can change that and make group gatherings more effective.
Façades are more than just skins that surround a structure. Their design influences the thoughts and behaviors of viewers, sometimes without their knowledge. Cognitive science research can be used to make it more likely that the designs of façades send chosen messages and encourage desired behaviors, inside and out.
When people move, they burn off calories. Slimming our waistlines isn’t all that moving does for us, however. Research consistently shows, for example, that when we’re walking we think more clearly, creatively and productively (whether inside or outdoors), and get along better with others.
How do you decide what to name places, products, and projects? Do you consider how those names sound, for example? Cognitive scientists spend a lot of time thinking about the implications of the letters and sounds in names.
Sharing isn't always a good idea
Alleys can be pleasant places to spend time
A-FOs can be better places to work
Prior state matters, a lot
Younger children may be less distractable than other people
Not everyone's sensory systems are the same
Living near a major road may harm our mental wellbeing
Different places on the planet => different preferences
Insights on creating cities that support residents, visitors, and their technologies
Defined by Design: The Surprising Power of Hidden Gender, Age, and Body Bias in Everyday Products and Places
Useful information that can be applied to create a world where more can prosper