The psychology of design explained - Features Anna Richardson Taylor explores the importance of an understanding of psychology when it comes to design What does the World Wide Fund for Nature’s logo have in common with a jar of Waitrose Honey? They both use a stylised image of an animal, and are examples of simple yet effective design. They are also both neat practical applications of the psychological theories of Gestalt. Developed by German psychologists in the 1920s, Gestalt theories explain how people tend to organise visual elements into groups, and how the whole is often greater than its parts.
Human bonding Human bonding is the process of development of a close, interpersonal relationship. It most commonly takes place between family members or friends, but can also develop among groups, such as sporting teams and whenever people spend time together. Bonding is a mutual, interactive process, and is different from simple liking. Etymology The term comes from the 12th century, Middle English word band, which refers to something that binds, ties, or restrains. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life is a seminal sociology book by Erving Goffman. It uses the imagery of the theatre in order to portray the importance of human social interaction. Published in 1959, it was Goffman’s first and most famous book, for which he received the American Sociological Association’s MacIver award in 1961. In 1998, the International Sociological Association listed this work as the tenth most important sociological book of the 20th century. Background and summary The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life was the first book to treat face-to-face interaction as a subject of sociological study.
Interior design psychology Interior design psychology is a field within environmental psychology, which concerns the environmental conditions of the interior. It is a direct study of the relationship between an environment and how that environment affects the behaviour of its inhabitants, with the aim of maximising the positive affects of this relationship. Through interior design psychology the performance and efficiency of the space and the wellbeing of the individual are improved.
Propinquity Effect Explanations > Theories > Propinquity Effect Description | Research | Example | So What? | See also | References Description The more we meet and interact with people, the more likely we are to become friends with them. Erving Goffman Erving Goffman (11 June 1922 – 20 November 1982), a Canadian-born sociologist and writer, was considered "the most influential American sociologist of the twentieth century". In 2007 he was listed by The Times Higher Education Guide as the sixth most-cited author in the humanities and social sciences, behind Anthony Giddens and ahead of Jürgen Habermas. Life Goffman was born 11 June 1922, in Mannville, Alberta, Canada, to Max Goffman and Anne Goffman, née Averbach. He was from a family of Ukrainian Jews who had emigrated to Canada at the turn of the century. He had an older sibling, Frances Bay, who became an actress. The family moved to Dauphin, Manitoba, where his father operated a successful tailoring business. From 1937 Goffman attended St. John's Technical High School in Winnipeg, where his family had moved that year. In 1952 Goffman married Angelica Choate; in 1953, their son Thomas was born.
Design Psychology - About Design Psychology Bombarded by messages about how your place “should” or “must” look? Want to find or create a space with meaning and soul, not just another “cookie cutter” place? Design Psychologist Toby Israel helps clients “design from within”. Home buyers - guiding you in your choice of ideal home Home owners - helping you create your “just right” home Designers and realtors - saving time, focusing your client's “wish” list Groups - targeting user/market preferences, building consensus All of us suffer from “early childhood amnesia”—we lose conscious memory of our most intimate connection with childhood experience of places. Dr.
Food and Depopulation: International Takeover by the UN (Part 3 of 4) June 16, 2010 by Cassandra Anderson MORPHcity.com Most people think that the United Nations is a noble enterprise and they don’t understand the history and malignant character of the UN. Christina Aguilera, Drew Barrymore and Sean Penn are probably unaware, even though they are UN Ambassadors to the World Food Program (WFP), that the intent of the UN is to implement one world government. The UN WFP, which spreads GMOs in poor countries, is just one tool used for advancing the goals of UN Agenda 21, the overarching blueprint for depopulation and total control. The UN grew out of the League of Nations, which withered after Woodrow Wilson ( Edward House’s puppet), failed to convince Congress that international treaties and entangling alliances were good for America.
Civil inattention Civil inattention is the process whereby strangers who are in close proximity demonstrate that they are aware of one another, without imposing on each other – a recognition of the claims of others to a public space, and a sign also of their own personal boundaries. In practice Civil inattention was described by Erving Goffman as part of the "surface character of public order ... individuals exert respectful care in regard to the setting and treat others present with civil inattention" in order to make anonymised life in cities possible. Decoding colour: Use colour psychology to create better designs - Features Designers are used to thinking about colours being warm or cold, clashing or complementary, based on their touches of blue or red, or their position on the colour wheel. For Angela Wright, colour psychologist and founder of consultancy Colour Affects (www.colour-affects.co.uk) there’s more to it than that. Wright has gone beyond what looks nice to discover why particular wavelengths stimulate the brain. Sounds scary? It’s actually pretty easy to understand. “Colour works similarly to music,” she explains.
Food & Depopulation: Scams and Solutions (Part 4 of 4) June 23, 2010 The Food & Depopulation series of articles has been written for people who think that conspiracies are mere theories, that the American government is working in our best interest and that the United Nations is benevolent. Nothing could be further from the truth; irrefutable proof of this is explained in the previous three articles. Sharing the truth about food is an exceptionally effective way to wake people up because all people have a personal relationship with food every day. Encountering Strangers in Public Places: Goffman and Civil Inattention By Wayne Mellinger Instructor, Antioch University To live in the city is to live in the presence of strangers. For those of us living in cities, passing strangers on busy streets is unremarkable.
Jacqui Taylor's Thesis Research Survey (1): Phobias Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey and assist me with my thesis research. This survey should only take about 10-20 minutes of your time to complete. All questions marked with asterisks (*) require an answer in order to progress through the survey. Responses gathered from this survey will be treated with participant confidentiality and anonymity.You will be asked to provide an email address at the end of the survey, though it is optional to provide this information. Food and Depopulation (Part 2 of 4) Thursday, 10 June 2010 00:00 by Cassandra AndersonMORPHcity.com Monsanto’s Monopoly A monopoly is exclusive control of a commodity or service that makes it possible to manipulate prices. This is accomplished through governmental regulations used to enforce the monopoly.