Researchers have determined that colors of maximum saturation and brightness attract the most attention when paired with any background color. This work follows their research on color preference, which found that colors with maximum saturation and brightness were also most preferred. The article contains a chart of attention-getting and favored color combinations.
Any Designed Environment
Researchers found that the smell of peppermint improved performance and the speed at which tedious clerical tasks were accomplished.
Arthur Stamps (Institute of Environmental Quality) studied enclosure using visual simulations with three varied properties: height of enclosure, permeability, and the perceived area of the enclosure.
Researchers have determined that distances judged along a horizontal surface seem shorter when a discontinuity in the surface is produced in certain ways.
Design Psychology makes use of the emotional factor in people’s responses to the environment. In fact, design psychology is unique in its recognition of the critical role emotion plays in the way people react to their physical surroundings.
Daylighting has become a less important source of interior lighting, but concerns about energy consumption are causing a resurgence.
A recent article provided some tips for designers creating spaces to be used by autistic children.
Consumers are very concerned about selecting the “perfect” colors for their homes, while research has further clarified the complex role of color in retail environments.
You may have heard the design maxim that the most preferred designs are visually neither too simple, nor too complex—but is that true?
Health-related behaviors, like many others, can be influenced by the physical environment. This book’s aim is to elucidate the connection.