People have fun at hotels and restaurants but their design is serious business.
A Kao-lead team linked what we’re looking at with what we choose to eat; we make healthier choices when looking at nature images than we do otherwise. The researchers found that “Visual exposure to natural versus urban scenes leads to healthier dietary choices. . . . Successful weight loss requires individuals to focus on distant health gains while sacrificing immediate culinary pleasures. Time discounting refers to the tendency to discount larger future gains in favor of smaller immediate rewards.
Staats and Groot investigated where solo individuals choose to sit in a crowded café when there are already people sitting in some of the coffee house seats. The researchers report that “we manipulated two aspects of intimacy (eye contact and distance to others), and one aspect of privacy (architectural anchoring) in separate scenario’s and registered participants’ seat choice on floor plans of the three hypothetical cafés. We found that more often participants chose a seat that was at a larger distance to other café-goers. Study 2 . . . replicated the design of the first study. . . .
Body position has been linked to eating experiences.
Supporting positive experiences
Liu, Choi, and Mattila researched behavioral responses to typefaces.
Research conducted by Biswas and Szocslinks scents and eating in intriguing ways.
The types of foods present nearby influence eating options selected.
People negotiating with clients or developing at-client dining experiences can apply recent resea
Bottalico studied noise levels in restaurants and their implications.