Several studies with interesting design implications were presented at the 2019 meeting of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). The details needed to apply their findings are provided here.
Design Process and Issues
Dai and Boos studied interdisciplinary team collaborations, similar to those many designers participate in, and make recommendations for increasing these groups’ effectiveness.
Finding possibilities in uncertainties
A Glaveanu-lead team has studied the implications of working with others or alone on creative and practical thinking.
Designing sustainably and for wellbeing, linked
Vallen and colleagues have noted an interesting relationship between consumer physical forms and recommendations made to them; future studies that indicate if their findings can be applied in other contexts will be useful.
Botner, Mishra, and Mishra link various types of sounds, when used in names, to perception of risk.
As gift giving season approaches, it’s useful to keep top-of-mind the findings of a Rixom-lead team and interesting to consider how their work might be applied in other contexts.
De Bellis and colleagues investigated product customization.
King and Auschaitrakul evaluated how patterns in the first letters of words in statements influence conclusions drawn; their findings are relevant when brand claims are presented, for example.