Inquiry By Design: Environment Behaviour Neuroscience In Architecture Interiors by John ZeiselInquiry By Design: Environment Behaviour Neuroscience In Architecture Interiors by John Zeisel

Inquiry By Design: Environment Behaviour Neuroscience In Architecture Interiors

byJohn Zeisel

Paperback | January 17, 2006

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Illustrated evidence-based building and open space case studies demonstrate E-B’s continuing design impact. Fundamental theory and practical research methods are presented for planning, programming, designing, and evaluating the effects of physical environments in use. Part I describes how designers and researchers employ a similar creative process that promotes collaboration and yields greater design creativity and research effectiveness. Part II focuses on research methods to understand how buildings and spaces work: observing behavior and the physical environment, asking questions in interviews and surveys, and employing archival records that include data and physical plans.

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John Zeisel is president of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care in Lexington, Massachusetts, and lives in New York City.
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Title:Inquiry By Design: Environment Behaviour Neuroscience In Architecture InteriorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.85 inPublished:January 17, 2006Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780393731842

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I have rarely read a more fascinating book. Zeisel manages to provide easy-to-understand explanations of novel applications and familiar concepts. — The FulcrumWhat John Zeisel does better than anyone else is to link social science research to design practice. — Dr Francis Duffy, RIBA, founder, DEGW Architects and PlannersThis book’s emphasis on the emerging connection between neuroscience, physical environment, and health improvement provides environmental designers with new and important keys to creating better supportive environments for everyone, including people living with Alzheimer’s. — Elizabeth Brawley, author of Design Innovations in AgingThe design community is ripe for a revival of research, especially for ideas and practices that inform design’s contribution to human experience. Zeisel invites us into the tent to inspire us with the biggest idea of all: that neuroscience can help us create places that enhance the performance of our brains. — Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director, Adaptive EnvironmentsThis extremely readable yet profound book provides every architect, building client, and policy maker with the practical steps needed to create buildings that ‘work’ and then to learn from both their successes and their mistakes to create even better buildings in the future. Illustrated case studies clearly demonstrate the constructive impact that Zeisel’s approach can have in design practice. — Victor Regnier FAIA, professor of architecture and gerontology, University of Southern California