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A Talk on Cognitive Architecture – Thursday, November 17th

Interested in seeing how the brain directs your experience of the built environment, subliminally? Then sign up for this free talk, over Zoom, sponsored by the Consulting Planners of Massachusetts, on Thursday, November 17th at 12 PM EST. It’s open … Continue reading

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BuildingStudy – #4: Call for Participants!

Interested in better understanding how people take in the world? Then take part in this eye-tracking studies, while it’s still up! Anyone with a laptop or PC with webcam can sign in; on a Mac, link to it from Google … Continue reading

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BuildingStudy-#2: Results out soon!

We’re analyzing BuildingStudy-#2, a biometric building study revealing how we really take in buildings! Results should be out later this month – These studies use state-of-the-art eye-tracking and facial-expression-analysis software from iMotions.com, a global purveyor of biometric tools for human behavioral … Continue reading

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Ux+Design/2023 – 2nd International Conference on Urban Experience and Design in April                                                                              

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: On April 28, 2023, Tufts University and the Human Architecture + Planning Institute, Inc (theHapi.org) will host the 2nd International Conference on Urban Experience + Design: Ux+Design/2023. Researchers, scholars, architects, planners, designers and students, are all invited to submit … Continue reading

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Take part in theHapi.org’s Building Studies #4-#5, using eye tracking – before we take them down!

Anyone with a laptop or PC with webcam can sign in; on a Mac, link to it from Google Chrome or Firefox (and it’s best to do so in a quiet space with minimal distraction.) Here are the links – … Continue reading

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Take part in theHapi.org’s Building Studies #2 + #3, using the latest biometrics to understand how we ‘see’ buildings!

Anyone with a laptop or PC with webcam can sign in; on a Mac, link to it from Google Chrome or Firefox (and it’s best to do so in a quiet space with minimal distraction.) Here are the links: Building … Continue reading

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Call for Participants: Take part in theHapi.org’s Building Studies – Online!

How do people look at buildings? What immediately draws their eye; do some buildings make people feel happy – and others sad? Researchers at theHapi.org (the Human Architecture + Planning Institute Inc) ask these kind of questions and use state-of-the-art … Continue reading

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Last minute gift-shopping? Check out new titles here for inspiration!

Interested in building a better world, improving the outlook for people and the planet in 2022? Keen to understand the critical link between buildings and our biology? Then check out these books, written and edited by members and colleagues of … Continue reading

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Programming for Health and Wellbeing in Architecture Book Launch: Thursday, December 9, 2021

The Human Architecture and Planning Institute held a global, virtual event to celebrate the publication of the new book Programming for Health and Wellbeing in Architecture on December 9, 2021. Here’s the recording: https://youtu.be/WaEmnGOFW6c In 20 chapters, this book makes the case for a new … Continue reading

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How Psychology + Neuroscience Change How We ’See’ Architecture + Ourselves: December 8th, 7 PM ET

Ann Sussman will talk about about her new book Cognitive Architecture, 2nd edition, (2021) co-authored with Justin B Hollander, which reveals the technologies, including eye tracking, that show how subliminal human behaviors direct our experience of the built environment more than … Continue reading

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