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NeoCon Virtual CEU – Fractal Vision: A Stress-Reductive Approach to the Built Environment
October 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
From decreasing stress to improving physical health, nature has a significant influence on well-being. Design can be a tool to solve the challenges of an increasingly digitized society and help end users find balance between nature and built environments, especially commercial spaces. Fractals are intricate patterns that occur naturally throughout our surroundings, from clouds and trees to blood vessels and neurons. Research has shown that stress levels can reduce by as much as 60% when an occupant of these spaces experiences and views mid-complexity fractal patterns. Their harmonic repetition triggers a natural relaxation effect. Attendees of this presentation will explore this approach to design by using fractal concepts, and learn how to integrate finishes and overall structures based on stress-reductive patterning using real-world examples.
Jackie Dettmar, AIA, IIDA
VP of Marketing, Design & Product Development, Mohawk Group, Dalton, GA
Co-Founder & Creative Director, 13&9 Design, Graz, Austria
Professor of Physics, Psychology and Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR