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More About This Title Designology
Align With Design
Create spaces at home and work that align with your personality type and support your goals with this comprehensive science-based guide.
Discover a new paradigm: Are you an adventurer or a visionary? A maveric or a maven? Designology makes design personal through author Sally Augustin’s 8 personality “Placetypes” that characterize the different ways we can relate to the space around us.
Personalize everything: What color should you paint your child’s bedroom? How do shapes and patterns influence how you think in a space? How do room dimensions influence you psychologically? Designology answers all these questions and more with practical how-to advice and real-world examples sure to help make your house a happier place to be.
Move forward with your design projects: Bust through the design paralysis that affects so many by applying verified science-based insights. Designology will help you regain control of your design-related efforts with suggestions customized to your personality and space-related needs.
Find out what really matters: Designology teaches you how smells, textures, and other factors in your home influence your happiness. It shows you how your personality and ideal design styles are really related.
Readers will learn about:
- How to sound-scape a place whether they need to concentrate or think creatively
- How to use scents in their home to help their family feel healthier
- What to read into their spouse’s desktop landscape
- How to use paint to make their living room feel more comfortable
- And much more!
Take on your intimidating design tasks with confidence using this practical, personalizable how-to guide.
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 Post, Psychology Today, Prevention, Salon, 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, 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 Place Advantage: Applied Psychology for Interior Architecture (Wiley, 2009).
―Cas Aarsen, bestselling of Real Life Organizing
"The time is ripe for practical, research-based information on how to create a home or workspace that is just right for
you. Augustin’s unique approach offers such guidance in her ascinating, innovative and eminently useful book."
-Clare Cooper Marcus, professor and author of House as a Mirror of Self: Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Home"