Research Design Connections


Research Conversations


Cognitive science research findings are clear:  being in places that seem spacious is good for us, mentally and physically, and influences our behavior.

WorkplaceSeating NL

Increasing numbers of children and adults are being diagnosed with ADHD.  Design can support the cognitive, emotional, and physical wellbeing of these individuals without compromising the experiences of people who don’t have ADHD. 


Research in the social and physical sciences has shown that the surfaces under our feet have a significant effect on how we think and behave.   

Mirrors clearly and predictably influence space-user experience.

PlaceCoach News Briefs


Culture clues in workplaces


Research to guide policy development

Wisdom to guide design

Big benefits from shared experiences

Location has consequences

Questions to guide decisions

Destinations drive effects

Variations in implementation, consistencies in form

Book Reviews


Read and learn how to create humane spaces for humans

The resource mental/behavioral facility designer/managers have been waiting for

Design at Work


The design of the Moana Surfrider courtyard works because its built elements support and strengthen the seaside’s inherent ability to refresh and restore the people who visit it.