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NeoCon Talks: 6 Science-Backed Ways to Design with All of Your Senses

June 13, 2023 @ 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

It’s all about designing the ultimate experience! Join us on Tuesday, June 13th from 2:00 – 2:20PM to learn how.

All of us have a dominant sense that affects how we experience particular spaces but designing for just one is not enough. Dr Sally Augustin takes us through the dos and don’ts of combining multiple sensory inputs that effect the holistic experience when designing highly effective workspaces.

About the Speaker


Meet Dr Sally Augustin

Sally Augustin, PhD, is a practicing environmental/design psychologist and the principal at Design With Science. She has extensive experience integrating science-based insights to develop recommendations for the design of places, objects, and services that support desired cognitive, emotional, and physical experiences.  Her Design With Science clients include manufacturers, service providers, and design firms in North America, Europe, and Asia.  They book Design With Science’s services again and again—applying neuroscience pays off.  More information on clients and past work is available upon request.

Dr. Augustin is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Work completed by Dr. Augustin has been discussed in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Forbes, Huffington PostPsychology TodayPreventionSalon, and Self and design publications worldwide. She is an invited contributor to the online version of the Harvard Business Review  where she has contributed articles on a range of topics, from engaging workplaces to design and culture. For Metropolis, she has written a series of articles about successful spaces titled “Places that Work.” She has discussed using design to enhance lives on mass-market national television and radio programs.

As the editor of Research Design Connections, Dr. Augustin has written widely on science-based design for a broad audience of people interested in the designed world.  She speaks frequently to audiences in North America, Europe, and Asia at events such as the annual meeting of the American Institute of Architects, the International Design & Emotion Conference, the bi-annual meeting of the International Positive Psychology Association, the bi-annual meeting of the Association of Neuroscience for Architecture, NeoCon/IIDEX, the American Psychological Association’s annual meeting, the Environmental Design Research Association annual conference, Transdisciplinary Workplace research Network’s conference, Healthcare Design, Living-Futures, and Applied Brilliance.

Sally Augustin is a graduate of Wellesley College (BA), Northwestern University (MBA), and Claremont Graduate University (PhD). She holds leadership positions in professional organizations such as the American Psychological Association (past-president, environmental psychology division) and the Environmental Design Research Association (chair, work environments network).

Dr. Augustin is the author of Designology (Mango, 2019), Place Advantage:  Applied Psychology for Interior Architecture (Wiley, 2009) and, with Cindy Coleman, The Designer’s Guide to Doing Research:  Applying Knowledge to Inform Design (Wiley, 2012).

Contact Dr. Augustin at sallyaugustin _at_ designwithscience.com

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June 13, 2023
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