When design supports the development and maintenance of communities it can elevate the physical and psychological wellbeing of both individuals and the groups they choose to form. Neuroscience indicates how space and object design can bolster communities.
What does neuroscience have to say about the information that designers need before they begin a project? Plenty. It establishes topics that must be addressed as design solutions are developed.
Views across indoor spaces and from one area inside to another have a powerful influence on how we think and on how we behave. Neuroscience research findings streamline the process of creating compelling, useful, design-goal-achieving sightlines.
Findings presented during several sessions at the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture’s (ANFA’s) 2023 conference can potentially be applied in practice.
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It’s great when there’re resources (time, money, and otherwise) to thoroughly deal with all of the sensory issues that might arise in a workplace—but that’s often not the case. Neuroscience research can guide you to highest priority actions.
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CADRE, HKS, and Uplift Education have written a guide to designing learning environments that support social and emotional learning, which is available free of charge.
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