CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Using psychology to develop spaces that enrich human experience
Place design matters. Everyone perceives the world around them in a slightly
different way, but there are fundamental laws that describe how people
experience their physical environments. Place science principles can be applied
in homes, schools, stores, restaurants, workplaces, healthcare facilities, and
the other spaces people inhabit. This guide to person-centered place design
shows architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and other
interested individuals how to develop spaces that enrich human experience using
concepts derived from rigorous qualitative and quantitative research.
In Place Advantage: Applied Psychology for Interior Architecture, applied
environmental psychologist Sally Augustin offers design practitioners
accessible environmental psychological insights into how elements of the
physical environment influence human attitudes and behaviors. She introduces
the general principles of place science and shows how factors such as colors,
scents, textures, and the spatial composition of a room, as well as personality
and cultural identity, impact the experience of a place. These principles are
applied to multiple building types, including residences, workplaces,
healthcare facilities, schools, and retail spaces.
Building a bridge between research and design practice, Place Advantage gives
people designing and using spaces the evidence-based information and
psychological insight to create environments that encourage people to work
effectively, learn better, get healthy, and enjoy life.