The 2021 ANFA Symposium

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Nick Tyler

Director of the UC London Centre for Transport Studies & Chadwick Chair of Civil Engineering

People as the Measure of Urban Design


Kate Jeffery

Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience at University College London

Can neuroscientists and architects overcome their differences?


Niall McLaughlin

Practicing Architect and Professor of Architectural Practice at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London

Can neuroscientists and architects overcome their differences?


Patrik Schumacher

Principal Architect of Zaha Hadid Architects

Agent-based Parametric Semiology - The Designed Environment as Mind Expansion

Symposium Overview

Day One Posters

Simultaneous Sensory Experiences in a Hybrid World: A Practical Neuroscience-Informed Model Nanda, Augustin View
Personality and Location Decision Making: Mapping the Distribution of Big Five Personality Traits Inside Built Designs Bennett View
A Pilot Study to Assess Human Response to Visual Qualities of Street Intersections Gorgul, Chen View
Understanding Architectural Experience Using an Affect-Laden Movie Database Gregorians, Spiers, Zisch View
Implementation of Eye-Tracking for Interior Branding and Wayfinding Design Kwon, Malinin, Scolere, Frazier View
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Quantifying Choice in the Hybrid Office Marsh, Rosen, Niwatsakul View
Assessing Affect in Interior Hotel Environments Through a Neurophysiological Approach. An Immersive Virtual-Reality Case Study. Mejia-Puig, Slevitch, Chandrasekera View
Responsive Circulation: Pathfinding Through Spatial Experience Niemiec View
Touching the Data: The Haptic Experience in Volvelles Özdamar View
Increasing Saliency & Utilization of Agile Furniture Solutions in Office and Home Environment Pietrosian, Zielińska View
Sensory-Sensitive Learning: Design and Measurement of a Supportive School Environment for Students With Neurobehavioral Conditions Jimenez, Giebink View
Noise & Lighting in the University Classroom: Multisensory Design Guidelines to Increase Performance in Attention and Memory Trujillo View

Day Two Posters

Nature and Stress Don’t Mix: Results from a Biophilic Office Design Study Aristizabal, Guo, Vaicekonyte View
The Progressive Gallery Paradox: Measuring Spatial Properties and Focus in an Exhibition Space Typology Rolim, Amorim View
Environmental Interventions for Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention: Understanding Undergraduate Spatial Awareness and Behavior Alagar, Bossong View
The Inclusion of Science in Architectural Education: A Proposal for Continued, Multidisciplinary and International Course Bencke, Sartori View
The Role of Environments On Memorization of Experiences: Perspectives and Possibilities de Paiva View
Evaluate the Impact of Enriched Environments in Developing a Playful Learning Experience Diéguez, Méndez, Osnaga View
Architectural Training, Atmosphere, and the Peripheral Visual Field: A Proposal Ellard, Condia View
Developing Environmental Self-perception through a Practical Tool: EAPA (SELF-PERCEPTION ENVIRONMENTAL SCALE) Sartori, Bencke View
How Does Student Housing Affect Student Life On the Autism Spectrum? An Exploratory Study Tackx, Nguyen, Heylighen View
Worksenses and Workspaces: Enhancing Sustained Attention By Spatial and Sensorial Curation to Increase Productivity Tembhurnikar View
Designing for Well-Being: Expanding Human Perception with Facial Micro-Expressions Analysis (FaceOSC) and EEG Biosensor (NeuroSky) Macruz, Bueno, Sol View
Affective Impressions: Interpreting Biometric Signals for Environmental, Sensory-Based Cognitive Therapeutics Richter-Lunn View

Day Three Posters

Spaces for Creative Thinking: Integrating Neuroscience Research Findings in Real Time and Spaces Augustin, Milota, Banks View
Applying Neuroscience to Architecture in a Practical Way: The Case of a Schoolyard Brant View
Architecture-Neuroscience Synergy: Guidance to the Landscape Project of Clinics Dedicated to the Care of Alzheimer’s Disease Patients Alves Cardoso de Faria, Zuanon, Ferreira, Oliveira View
Neuroarchitecture Helping Society: "Emotions Corridor", a Support and Emotional Treatment Tool for Socially Vulnerable Children Carbone View
Trauma's Impact On the Brian and Implications for Design Cowart, Harte, Roche View
Neuroscience + Architecture: Overview of the Relationship Between Human’s Environmental Cognition and Space in Designing Transcendental Architecture Esmaeili View
Applying Principles of Neuroscience for Architecture in a Hospital - a Volunteer Effort During COVID-19s Fetter Fagundes, Franco Schreiber, Bencke, Enderle, Vasonce View
Hyperlocality – Virtual Rooms Meet Real Feelings for Enhanced Spacial Orientation Gabriel View
Needs Violations as Threat Discrepancies in the Built Environment Jutzi, Jonas View
Effects of Biophilic Design On Neurophysiology: A Pilot Study Milovanovic, Diaz Ignacio, Mo, Gero, Shealy View
Developing Space for Remote Therapy Sessions: Experiments in Spatial Mood and Atmosphere in VR Environments Reaver View
Adaptive Preferences Found in the Residential Habitat Based On Psychological Traits Serna González View
Prospect, Refuge, and Architectural Atmosphere in Interior Environments Srikantharajah, Ellard View