Summary of Cubicles don't work. How architectural design affects your brain | Scott Wyatt | TEDxSeattle

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Scott Wyatt discusses how architectural design affects the brain, citing studies that show how design can impact cognitive performance, stress levels, and productivity. He gives the example of Samsung's North American headquarters, which was redesigned using his design principles to inspire a culture change.

  • 00:00:00 Scott Wyatt discusses the impact of design on the human brain, highlighting the role that architecture played in his career as an architect. He talks about how police stations around the world have adopted a particular color to calm prisoners down, and how this concept has been adapted for use in other areas of life.
  • 00:05:00 Scott Wyatt explains how architecture affects the brain, citing studies that show high ceilings increase cognitive performance. He also discusses how architecture can create stress and lower performance. Samsung decided to redesign its North American headquarters using Wyatt's design principles, which are said to be successful in inspiring a culture change.
  • 00:10:00 The speaker discusses how design affects the brain and how current trends in urbanization and population growth mean that workers will need to be more productive and creative in order to survive. He provides an example of a corporate building designed to foster new relationships and create movement. He also discusses how design can help reduce stress in workers and suggests ways in which cities can be made more livable and inspiring.

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