Research Design Connections


Research Conversations


Insights drawn from cognitive science-based studies of newer workplace forms, in-office movement, and Earth-friendly design can be used to create spaces where people work to their full potential.


Design can support a chosen brand personality – or not.  Scientists have learned how sensory experiences send messages that can boost product/place reputations and sales.


Design can improve the performance of our memories – and that’s important whether we’re at work, at school, or debating the details of a movie plot with friends.  Lighting and acoustics and many other physical experiences influence whether we remember, or not.

Even in today’s electronics-centric offices, where a person sits relative to other employees still has a major effect on their workplace experiences and performance.

PlaceCoach News Briefs

Light levels influence what we think and do, sometimes in mysterious ways

Data from 11 case studies, analyzed

Creating satisfying experiences

Soundscaping for wellbeing

Designing in control is designing in success

Supporting learning is challenging

Making sense of data collected

Book Reviews


Behavioral economics and architectural design, integrated in paradigm-shifting ways 

Fresh perspectives to inform design solutions

Design at Work


The Rotterdam airport efficiently and effectively and pleasantly transitions travelers from its entrance to their (eventually) waiting airplanes.