The language we speak and the metaphors we use influence how we experience the world around us and the designed elements in it. Neuroscience research details how to recognize and respect verbal conditions while developing physical ones.
Sometimes visually minimalistic design is trendy other times maximalism prevails. Neuroscience makes a case for visual “medium-ism” (in technical terms: moderate visual complexity) and indicates the best ways to achieve it.
Both physical and mental health are linked to effective ventilation and air movement management. Neuroscience studies suggest how to manage “air” so it’s more likely that people think and act in positive ways, ones that boost their wellbeing and cognitive performance.
Neuroscientists have learned a lot about how design can help keep humans from feeling crowded.
Well-designed outdoor areas can boost mental and physical wellbeing and performance when seen from inside buildings. Findings from studies outside the landscape architecture world that should inform the design of spaces viewed from inside structures are reviewed here.
Managing the distances we maintain between ourselves is important to humans. Neuroscience research shows how design solutions that allow us to arrange ourselves through a space, at the distances we feel are appropriate, help keep people on track to live life as planned.
The Transdisciplinary Workplace Research (TWR) Network met recently. The practitioners, researchers, and practitioner-researchers doing the most significant and applicable office design-related work, worldwide, attended and key material discussed is shared here.
Some conversations are as easy as pie, they may even be about pie. Others deal with difficult issues, such as less that optimal professional performance. Neuroscience indicates how design can encourage those more challenging discussions to flow smoothly, whether the people talking are in the same place at the same time or connecting electronically.
What we feel against our skin, whether we’re touching something with our fingertips, walking across a surface, or sitting down, has a significant effect on our wellbeing and cognitive performance. Neuroscience research details how to design just the right “feelings” into any situation.
At any instant, most of us are receiving information via multiple sensory channels. How does what we see and hear and smell and touch (and sometimes even taste) merge in our brains and affect how we think and behave? Neuroscientists are answering that question.