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National culture has a significant effect on design preferences and expectations.
Designers must be familiar with several fundamental needs that drive human behavior to effectively create spaces and products.
Whether they feature wood grain or are distinguished by a texture or a color or something else, particular finishes have been linked to specific psychological effects by research in the cognitive sciences.
The design of sidewalks and the spaces beside them can make it more likely we’ll not only enjoy being in a certain location, but that all sorts of positive things happen while we’re there. Good streetscaping can make both us and our community happier and healthier.
Signaling masculinity and femininity
Restocking our mental energy levels in seconds
Hearing our way to tubbiness
Using tools effectively and efficiently
Drawing conclusions based on social density
Listening and thinking