Many designers collect information using surveys, but the people answering their questions do not always do so appropriately.
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In an interesting set of experiments, Mishra has shown that people believe that object attributes are contagious.
Research continues to provide new examples of ways in which retail design influences product sales.
Susan Rodiek has developed an instrument to assess staff and resident experience of outdoor spaces at assisted living facilities.
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has a methodology to assess medical facilities.
A questionnaire can assess how interested people are in trends and innovation.
Designers often ask people to make choices between various options.
How many alternatives should be provided for a Likert type question?
Keinonen and his colleagues have developed a design process model that is effective at “optimizing the efficiency of user studies . . . focusing on project specific relevant information . . . ensuring the profound creativity of collaboration.”
As the push for new ideas grows in every segment of society, there is increasing pressure for people to be creative during the work day. Generating new ideas is never easy, so it is important that physical environment support creative work.