Science and the Senses

14:45 - 15:30 19 September 2018

Mille Sylvest

Social And Environmental Psychologist, Human Studio

About Speaker

As a researcher within the fields of environmental and architectural psychology Mille Sylvest advances design practice to foster increasingly human-centered and functional physical environments. Mille has spent her career bridging architectural practice and human-environment research. Through her work, she provides a participatory, social and situated view on the everyday life of building users.

Mille is partner and co-founder of Human Studio – a research-based strategic design firm located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Through design and research, Human Studio investigates the relationship between use and space. Human Studio works to empower human activity and well-being by engaging users, examining needs and creating strategic and validated solutions.

Before co-founding Human Studio, Mille spent 6 years in architectural practice. Here, she was instrumental in introducing a research-based human-centered approach to the firm’s design process and solutions.

Mille holds a PhD degree in environmental psychology and is an active contributor to professional and research communities associated with the relationship between human factors and the built environment, including the International Building Performance Evaluation Consortium (IBPE), BLOXHUB Science Forum and The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA).


Sensory Design

14:45 - 15:30 19 September 2018

Can designers better understand the communities and individuals they design for by employing scientific research? What impact could this have on design outcomes and processes? By understanding the psychology behind human interactions and perceptions can designers provide a more sensorily experience?