De Groot, Semin, and Smeets provide additional information about how scents influence how we interact with each other.
Promote Social Behavior/Support Diversity
Façades are more than just skins that surround a structure. Their design influences the thoughts and behaviors of viewers, sometimes without their knowledge. Cognitive science research can be used to make it more likely that the designs of façades send chosen messages and encourage desired behaviors, inside and out.
It’s difficult to design a workplace where employees perform to their full potential over an extended period of time. Using Maslow to guide design decisions increases the likelihood that design-based objectives are achieved and employees have positive at-work experiences.
Research by Choi and her team indicates that a lot of walls in video conference centers and other locations should be painted warm colors.
Brookfield probed how resident preferences align with neighborhood design elements that have been tied to walkability.
Thinking changes with a tip of the head
Opportunities affect responses
Visual complexity is an important driver of experience. Both too much and too little are bad for our mood and cognitive performance. Neuroscience research reveals how to manage visual complexity, disorder, and clutter.
“Engagement” is a hot topic—it’s being discussed by everyone from human resource managers to community organizers; boosting it is the goal of almost every group, regardless of size. And the research is clear: design can buoy users’ engagement with organizations, or not.
A challenging, insight-packed book