Krukar and Dalton evaluated how the display of visual artworks influences responses to them. They report that when members of the general public who were not artists, curators, or architects viewed a non-public, mock-up art gallery that “The more visible an artwork was, the more attention it attracted. Artworks that were more co-visible [simultaneously visible with other artworks], were viewed in a more haphazard way. However, more haphazard viewing strategy simultaneously resulted in higher cumulative viewing times and did not negatively affect the cognitive processing of artworks.
Any Designed Environment
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Nuances to guide decisions
Schlager, de Bellis and Hoegg studied links between weather conditions and product evaluations; their findings are relevant to any group presenting options to others. The Schalger team reports that “A large-scale field study and four experiments demonstrate that weather affects product valuation but only under particular conditions. . . . product valuation increases only if (1) the product is associated (vs. not associated) with a given weather state, as the match of product and weather facilitates mental simulation, and (2) the product is perceived as attractive (vs. unattractive). . . .
Ingvarsdottir and Balkenius probed the relationship between the apparent weight of an object and how shiny/matte its finish is. They determined that when objects that are identical except for finish glossiness are picked up, one that has a shiny finish will be perceived to be heavier than one with a matte finish.