The uncanny valley phenomenon has been studied for many years.
The Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer is making available, at the web address noted below, an information-packed video that will be useful both to people designing lightscapes and also to anyone working from home.
Cox and colleagues’ work sheds new light on Stonehenge’s design and indicates the power of acoustic experiences.
Research conducted by O’Rourke and colleagues indicates how important it is to align the form of a space with the culture of the people who will use it.
Effects on performance and alertness
How and colleagues build on earlier research that determined that biting flies are repelled by certain patterns on surfaces; their findings are useful to anyone picking fabrics for use in areas where flies might be a nuisance, for example.
Research by Cao and colleagues confirms and extends research previously published by Woolley and Fishbach (2019) on the psychological implications of sharing food, particularly reaching into the same bowl (or other container) repeatedly and eating food removed.
A new article, available free at the web address noted below, indicates the value of rituals in our lives and confirms that design should support ritual behavior.
Do people experience art differently in museums and classrooms?