The Association for Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) and the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) met virtually in 2020, with several interesting and useful papers presented at each event. The readily applicable studies from these international “gatherings” are discussed here.
Framework for Reaction to Place
Complex system identified
Loose lips where?
Research confirms that our experiences are influenced by language being spoken and culture.
Salvador, in the course of a furniture design project, completed a literature review focused on the psychological implications of experiencing wooden materials.
Douce and Adams studied combined sensory experiences in retail environments.
Research linking clothing worn and food selections may indicate an effect that can be broadened to environmental design.
Research published in Current Biologyindicates why we may experience particular colors in certain ways.
Kent and Schiavon studied items seen through windows.