2017 - November

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Sally Augustin

Aligning Organizational Culture and Design

Coordinating design with organizational culture sends clear signals to space users about how an organization “thinks and behaves.” It enhances user wellbeing and cognitive performance; culture-inconsistent design stresses users, compromising their mental and physical health and comfort.

Designing for Positive, Productive Conversations

When all participants can effectively and efficiently communicate with each other, conversations help us manage our world and resolve differences in opinions.  Design can make it more likely that constructive discussions take place.

Green Design – Recent Research

In studies published during the last three years (2015 to 2017), cognitive scientists have thoroughly investigated how people experience environmentally responsible design and its effects on their welfare and wellbeing.  This article summarizes their findings on “living green.”

Healthy City 2017 – Energizing and Informing Research and Practice

People interested in developing health-promoting cities gathered in London for the first Healthy City International Congress and Exhibition.

Temperature and Glare

Perceptions and temperature related

Still or Moving Images?

Motion affects evaluations

Green Certification and Occupant Satisfaction

Certifying is not satisfying

Activity-Based Work Environments: Implications

Workplace options => opinions and behaviors

Living in a Smart Home

Some pluses, some minuses

Experiencing Energy Efficiency

Efficiency tied to feeling comfortable

A Workplace Design Hierarchy

Oseland reports design priorities

Workplace Art and Creativity

Art and creativity, linked

Visioning Technologies: The Architectures of Sight

Understand technology's role in past, and future, design

Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense

Learn about flavor, design better spaces/objects