Two important resources to review
Follow Behavioral Norms
Wang, Zhu, and Handy report that textures we touch influence how empathetic we are.
Scientists have learned that distance between workers’ work areas influences the likelihood that unethical behavior will “trickle-down” through an organization, from higher-level managers to other employees.
Reconciling conflicting goals
Evaluating working away from the corporate campus
Use light's power to create spaces where humans thrive
We are better liars in some locations than others
Signs tell us what we should do and how we should do it. Sometimes the messages that we “read” from them are consistent with the objectives of the people who’ve designed the signs and other times they’re not. What distinguishes effective signs from ineffective ones?
Vohs has summarized research done to date on what happens when people are reminded of money, for example, via images seen.
Place attachment—the important bond people form with an environment—is something that academics think about all the time, but not practitioners. That’s too bad; design efforts informed by research related to place attachment are more successful.