Science in Design Summit

May 18, 2022
8:30 am—4:00 pm

Sponsored by ADAC


Six Health and Safety CEUs


Join us for Science in Design Summit, the first ever study of the health benefits of fine design.  Scientists and medical professionals at leading institutions such as Johns Hopkins University, the Mayo Clinic, the University of Texas and more, now document the health benefits of beauty and fine design. The convergence of science and design “neuroaesthetics” is changing the future of the design industry.  It’s a game changer for design and architecture!


9 AM: The Science in Design with Mike Peterson | 1 CEU credit

The NEED for beauty and design is encoded in our DNA; Health benefits of fine design; Marketing your ability to improve health


10 AM: Designing for the Subliminal Brain: Architecture and Design + the 21st Century Paradigm Shift with Ann Sussman | 1 CEU credit

Learn about the design shift of the last 100 years; the Age of Biology; Use eye-tracking to guide design


11 AM: The Human Color Experience | 1 CEU credit

Explore the physical and emotional responses to color that shape our color preferences Learn how the eye and brain process color; Identify the elements that create emotional reactions to color with Shawn Townsley


NOON Lunch


1 PM: Biophilia: “The Human NEED for Nature with Mike Peterson, Nuria Munoz | 1 CEU credit

We ARE nature, The healing benefits of biophilic design, multiple scientific and medical studies, The power of fractal beauty, applying biophilic design


2 PM: New Technologies, Clean Air, Acoustic Comfort, with Michael D. Ham | 1 CEU credit

Explore the intersection of design innovation and technology; human centric lighting, acoustic comfort, technology and universal design


3 PM: Beauty, Neuroscience and Architecture: How Classic Patterns Align with Beauty to Improve Health with Don Ruggles | 1 CEU credit

ADAC Presentation Room, First Floor Atrium