Aligning design with national culture makes it more likely that users will experience the mental and physical conditions that optimize their wellbeing and performance.
Study after study shares insights on how people see, hear, smell, and feel the world around themselves. Others report the emotional and cognitive implications of all that seeing, hearing, smelling, and touching. This article highlights the most important senses-related findings designers need to apply in their work.
Whether it’s subtle or dramatic, large or small, abstract or realistic, or something else entirely, visual art has a significant influence on the experience of being in a space. What have researchers learned about how it can increase our mental and physical wellbeing?
The design of a workplace affects the quality of the work done by the people in it. Some of these effects are more direct and others are more subtle.
The furniture and furnishings in a space significantly affect user experience.
Environmental energy levels and planned activities align for successful design.
Hospitality-related research can be applied to create financially successful restaurants and hotels, as well as workplaces and healthcare facilities that boost mood and improve lives.
Plaza design must support humans' fundamental psychological needs
To create successful stores, design for customer types
Therapeutic gardens/landscapes can make a big difference in users' lives. Research leads to practical design suggestions that optimize user experience of these spaces.