Multiple researchers have probed links between national culture and design-related expectations and experiences. This article synthesizes study findings that have practical applications.
Sometimes, there aren’t enough resources – financial, human, or otherwise – to design in all the features that brain science indicates would improve the wellbeing of users. When that’s the case, designers need to make decisions based on the potential payoffs of available design options.
Green design is fast becoming the standard for creating new places and objects. It’s good for the planet, by definition, and cognitive science research has shown that going green has lots of other benefits.
The International Association of Empirical Aesthetics (IAEA) met in Vienna, August 29-September 1, 2016.
Efficient and effective ways to improve society, by design
Enhancing our world, via awe
Warmth and warmth again linked
Garden type and perceived restorativeness related
Change color, change complexity, change response
Again, size matters, sometimes
Calories standing = calories sitting
Unattractive neighbors, almost neutralized
An essential, useful toolkit
Eating explained, for designers and anyone who eats