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.
Increasingly, retailers are using the same firms to design their physical and virtual environments, to ensure a consistent approach to the consumer for each marketing channel. The articles cited on consumer behavior are all interesting and valuable resources for designers or consultants involved with e-commerce web sites.
One of the often-touted goals of neotraditional neighborhood design is to create a more pedestrian-friendly environment—one where residents walk and bike to local attractions, rather than drive. Several recent studies look at how people’s actions may support or hinder those aims.
Just as the concept of one-size-fits-all often fails in execution, so does the idea that successfully accommodating people with disabilities merely means adding the required standards-based design features.
The important point here is how pedestrians can be generated in an environment around a catalyst.