Features of neighboring homes influence what we think about our own house.
Enhance Satisfaction/Quality of Life
Ng and colleagues investigated the benefits tenants link to science parks; some benefits reported have design implications.
Reese, Oettler, and Katz set out to learn more about how people bond to places.
Staats and Groot investigated where solo individuals choose to sit in a crowded café when there are already people sitting in some of the coffee house seats.
Zalejska-Jonsson investigated people’s acoustic experiences in their homes.
Why do we value handmade objects, even when “perfect” machine made options are available?
Urban planning for social effects
Formal elements drive outcomes
Adhering to guidelines no guarantee of higher satisfaction
Liu, Yin, and Liang, in research relevant to art selection and other design decisions, have learned that we prefer to see things clearly.