2018 - April

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Sally Augustin


Research-Informed Design for Newfangled Ways of Working

Insights drawn from cognitive science-based studies of newer workplace forms, in-office movement, and Earth-friendly design can be used to create spaces where people work to their full potential.

Designing in Brand Personality

Design can support a chosen brand personality – or not.  Scientists have learned how sensory experiences send messages that can boost product/place reputations and sales.

Design and Remembering 

Design can improve the performance of our memories – and that’s important whether we’re at work, at school, or debating the details of a movie plot with friends.  Lighting and acoustics and many other physical experiences influence whether we remember, or not.

Proximity At Work Still Matters

Even in today’s electronics-centric offices, where a person sits relative to other employees still has a major effect on their workplace experiences and performance.

Lighting: Review of Effects

Light levels influence what we think and do, sometimes in mysterious ways

Green Building: More on Benefits

Data from 11 case studies, analyzed

Activity-Based Work Environments: Fresh Insights

Creating satisfying experiences

Sound in Offices 

Soundscaping for wellbeing

Open Offices and Control

Designing in control is designing in success

Distractions in Learning Environments

Supporting learning is challenging

Real and Imagined, Similar Effects

Making sense of data collected

Choice Architecture: A New Approach to Behavior, Design, and Wellness

Behavioral economics and architectural design, integrated in paradigm-shifting ways 

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Fresh perspectives to inform design solutions