Research Conversations


We communicate by speaking to each other using words and via nonverbal signals.  Neuroscience research indicates how spaces and objects can support positive “dialogues” regardless of whether words are spoken aloud or messages are communicated silently, using a Zoom-type service or IRL F2F.


Places and things are designed at a certain moment in time and once created exist for periods of time.  Neuroscience research details how design can drive time-related effects and how familiarity/change should be managed, for instance.  


Design can be used to change impressions formed of places and objects (for example, how warm or big they seem to be).  Neuroscience research indicates how this power to manage perceptions can be used constructively.

Design can encourage healthy eating—the neuroscience of how is discussed in this article—providing this information at this time of year seems like a public service.

PlaceCoach News Briefs


More information on how and why


Floorplanning the way to sales

Positive spaces for all

Preferences of primary school students

Tips for aligning with users' mindsets

Insights for programming

Soundscaping to boost income

Links confirmed

Book Reviews

Design at Work


Being in a museum is good for our brains for an assortment of reasons, some more, some less, predictable.