Environmental & Industrial Design Lab

We examine how the structured world influences our cognition, behavior and emotions. We recognize that structures are superintended by policy makers, engineers, architects and designers. However, the built and arranged world by superintendents often have both intended and unintended consequences. Recently, our investigations target structures that influence a person's health, creativity, and environment.

For instance, rather than address obesity and overweight issues from attitudinal, motivational or willful approach, we examine a person's home environment by seeking environmental features related to the behavior of eating. Thus, we have examined a common kitchen appliance, the Refrigerator. By assessing a refrigerator's structural features and then assess how person tends to use the refrigerator - we gain a better understanding how such designed-appliances influence our eating patterns and tendencies. We call this a Behavior-Design Interaction (BDI).

Research Projects

Refrigerator Reformulation: A Nexus Hub for Social-Personality, Eating, Wellness and Obesity Entanglements

Architectural Competitions: The Telling of Icons

Sustainability Ability: Environmental Actively Caring

PARTI: Product-Art Re-Think Initiative (ReUse of ReFuse)

ReThinking the Mid-20th Century Middle-Class Ranch House

Berry4's Portfolio: Design, Art/Architecture & Fabrications

The Rotunda by Thomas Jefferson at University of Virginia