Researchers have determined that colors of maximum saturation and brightness attract the most attention when paired with any background color. This work follows their research on color preference, which found that colors with maximum saturation and brightness were also most preferred. The article contains a chart of attention-getting and favored color combinations.
Design Process and Issues
Environmental designers have only recently focused on the therapeutic effects of the outdoor environment upon those with Alzheimer’s disease. A recent study provides new insights for those who are trying to meet the challenges of improving the quality of life for those affected by this devastating disease.
You may have heard the design maxim that the most preferred designs are visually neither too simple, nor too complex—but is that true?
What are the most important benefits sought by zoo visitors? What can surveys and a post-occupancy evalutation reveal about zoo design?
The North Carolina State Building Commission has now been authorized, to establish POE rules for various bodies within the responsibility of the State Construction Office. This is believed to be the first POE requirement at the state level.
Programming, the planning and design of space, is generally viewed as a system of processing information, of setting out design directions that will accommodate the needs of the user, the client, the designer, or the developer. Although most practitioners have stressed the importance of user/client participation, direct involvement of the user has received insufficient attention.
When presented with a turning decision, people tend to turn toward their dominant hand, and turn in ways consistent with the car-driving regulations of their homeland.
Staff diversity has become an increasingly important issue in the workplace, yet many design firms lag behind. Is yours one of them?
Project designers are increasingly including participation by children and young adults in their design processes. Several recent publications consider this issue—particularly in the context of urban design.