Author, Cognitive Architecture; Co-Editor, Urban Experience+Design, Instructor, Boston Architectural College, President, the Human Architecture & Planning Institute, Inc, theHapi.org
Day 3 Panelist – Architecture, Interior Design + the 21st-Century Paradigm Shift: Designing for the Subliminal Brain
Ann Sussman RA will talk about how new understandings in neuroscience and psychology transform our understanding of how design impacts us, both inside and out. The talk will review key biometric tools, including eye tracking, designers can now use to predict the human experience and improve outcomes.
Panelist Ann Sussman, RA, an architect, author and researcher is passionate about understanding how buildings influence people emotionally. Her book, Cognitive Architecture, Designing for How We respond to the Built Environment (2015), co-authored with Justin B. Hollander, won the 2016 Place Research Award from the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). The 2nd edition, featuring 40 full-color eye-tracked images of architecture, came out in July (2021). A frequent speaker, Ann has given more than 90 lectures at regional conferences and universities, including Greenbuild/Berlin in 2018 and Greenbuild/Amsterdam in 2019. She currently teaches an introductory course on human perception, Architecture & Cognition, at the Boston Architectural College (BAC). In 2020, she co-founded The Human Architecture + Planning Institute, Inc (theHapi.org), a non-profit dedicated to improving our understanding of the human experience of place, and serves as its president. For more info go to: annsussman.com and the blog: geneticsofdesign.com + if you have a research idea, feel free to reach out!