Home » Cognitive Architecture, by Ann Sussman & Justin B Hollander
- June 02, 2022
In this expanded second edition of Cognitive Architecture, the authors survey 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. Discussing key biometric tools to help designers ‘see’ subliminal human behaviour and suggesting new ways to analyse designs before they are built, this new edition brings readers up to speed on scientific tools relevant to the assessment of architecture and the human experience of the built environment. The new edition includes: More than 100 colour photographs and drawings to illustrate key concepts. A new chapter on using biometrics to understand the human experience of place. A conclusion that describes how the book’s propositions are redefining the history of modern architecture. Cognitive Architecture is an engaging book for students, professionals and the general public. The book approaches design from the inside out and argues that the more we understand about human behaviour, the better we can design and plan.