Different symmetry, different evaluations
Research Design Connections
Be careful when designing in play
Lighting's brightness and uniformity matter
Training influences assessments
Survey responses vary over time, regardless
An introduction to crucial design-related considerations
Thoughtful insights for people designing for people
Khashe and team studied what building systems speaking to users should sound like. They found when they “investigated the effectiveness of different delivery styles (i.e., avatar, voice, and text), as well as the impact of communicator’s persona (i.e., building facility manager and building itself) and gender (i.e., male and female) on occupants’ compliance with pro-environmental requests. . . . that avatar is more effective than voice and voice is more effective than text on promoting compliance with persuasive pro-environmental requests. . . .
Pridmore makes recommendations for lighting paintings. He suggests that “Major factors to be considered when designing lighting for paintings include colour discrimination, colour diversity, clarity and the balance of cool-warm (bluish-yellowish) lighting. . . . High correlated colour temperature . . . appear bluish. . . . low correlated colour temperature illuminants . . . appear yellowish. . . .
Weir reviews recent education-related research. What she learned is relevant to the design of academic and professional spaces where people are trying to learn. Weir reports that “Koedinger wondered if [intelligent tutoring] systems might be limited by the constraints of learning on a flat screen. To explore that idea, his graduate student Nesra Yannier used depth camera technology and artificial intelligence vision to develop an intelligent tutoring system that watched 4- to 8-year-olds as they played a game that involved predicting and explaining what makes block towers fall on a simul