The Resource Cognitive architecture : designing for how we respond to the built environment, Ann Sussman and Justin B. Hollander

Cognitive architecture : designing for how we respond to the built environment, Ann Sussman and Justin B. Hollander

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Cognitive architecture : designing for how we respond to the built environment
Title
Cognitive architecture
Title remainder
designing for how we respond to the built environment
Statement of responsibility
Ann Sussman and Justin B. Hollander
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Cognitive Architecture, the authors review new findings in psychology and neuroscience to help architects and planners better understand their clients as the sophisticated mammals they are, arriving in the world with built-in responses to the environment that have evolved over millennia. The book outlines four main principles--Edges Matter, the fact people are a thigmotactic or a 'wall-hugging' species; Patterns Matter, how we are visually-oriented; Shapes Carry Weight, how our preference for bilateral symmetrical forms is biological; and finally, Storytelling is Key, how our narrative proclivities, unique to our species, play a role in successful place-making. The book takes an inside-out approach to design, arguing that the more we understand human behavior, the better we can design for it. The text suggests new ways to analyze current designs before they are built, allowing the designer to anticipate a user's future experience. More than one hundred photographs and drawings illustrate its key concepts. Six exercises and additional case studies suggest particular topics - from the significance of face-processing in the human brain to our fascination with fractals - for further study
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sussman, Ann
Dewey number
720.1/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2540
LC item number
.S87 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hollander, Justin B.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Space perception
  • ARCHITECTURE / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
  • ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials
  • PSYCHOLOGY / General
  • Architecture
  • Space perception
Label
Cognitive architecture : designing for how we respond to the built environment, Ann Sussman and Justin B. Hollander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A New Foundation : Darwin, Biology and Cognitive Science -- Edges Matter : Thigmotaxis ('wall-hugging') -- Patterns Matter : Faces and Spaces -- Shapes carry Weight : Bilateral Symmetry, (Hierarchy), Curves and Complexity -- Storytelling is Key : We're Wired for Narrative -- Nature is our Context : Biophilia and Biophilic Design -- Appendix : More on the Morphology and Function of the Human Brain
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 193 pages
Isbn
9780415724685
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014012617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880242321
  • (OCoLC)ocn880242321
Label
Cognitive architecture : designing for how we respond to the built environment, Ann Sussman and Justin B. Hollander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A New Foundation : Darwin, Biology and Cognitive Science -- Edges Matter : Thigmotaxis ('wall-hugging') -- Patterns Matter : Faces and Spaces -- Shapes carry Weight : Bilateral Symmetry, (Hierarchy), Curves and Complexity -- Storytelling is Key : We're Wired for Narrative -- Nature is our Context : Biophilia and Biophilic Design -- Appendix : More on the Morphology and Function of the Human Brain
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 193 pages
Isbn
9780415724685
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014012617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880242321
  • (OCoLC)ocn880242321

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