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Ross, Bolton, and Meloy studied the design of successful secondhand stores, it is possible that their findings can be extended to other situations.
Many humans have experienced trauma. Science-based trauma-informed design can elevate their quality-of-life as it enriches the lives of non-traumatized users.
Time passes as people use designed spaces and objects, and places and things continue to exist over time. Keeping time in mind during the design process promotes better living for all, now and later.
Users who believe they can control their own design-related experiences feel comfortable, their mood and wellbeing are good, their brain works effectively. Neuroscience research details how much control is best and which sorts of options earn top marks.
32 particularly meaningful and useful studies were published in 2022.
Multiple forces influence design decisions
Transparent, translucent, opaque shades
Comparing workplace effects
Positive influences on outcomes