Adaptive Sensory Environments: An Introduction presents a cutting-edge methodology for adaptive sensory design by fostering an inter-disciplinary approach in which aspects of neuroscience, biophilia, captology, nanotechnology, kinetics, and sensemaking all play critical roles in helping adaptive architecture "tune" to occupants. Furthermore, the book illustrates how adaptive sensory environments transform and uplift quality of life in entirely new ways, by strategically unlocking the potential that technological innovations bring. By teaching scholars, researchers, practitioners, specialists, and consultants how to design architecture that guides what emerging interactive technology can do, it allows them to see deeper into an architectural design, to extend beyond interaction and, ultimately, to build environments that adapt by changing and growing with their occupants’ immediate needs and long-term goals.

chapter |6 pages


chapter 1|10 pages

Counter-Productive Design

What to improve

chapter 2|6 pages

Living Information

What to integrate

chapter 3|5 pages

Kinetic Frontiers

What to explore

chapter 4|6 pages

Unfolding Transience

How we evolve

chapter 5|6 pages

Spatial Dynamics

Where to begin

chapter 6|4 pages

Building Perceptions

What to learn

chapter 7|10 pages

Design for the Senses

What to apply

chapter 8|7 pages

Architecture that learns

What we can achieve

chapter 9|7 pages

Architecture that teaches

How architecture influences

chapter 10|7 pages

Plasticity for growth

What paradigm to build

chapter 11|5 pages

Nano possibilities

What facilitates progress

chapter 12|6 pages

Building personalization

What effect we want

chapter 13|6 pages

Influence by design

When to be aware

chapter 14|7 pages

Transformation to fulfillment

How to guide complex change

chapter 15|6 pages

Authoring adaptive systems

How to see further into experience

chapter 16|7 pages

Integrating nature

What is essential

chapter 17|7 pages

Overarching goals

What to envision

chapter 18|7 pages

Success factors

How to nurture growth

chapter 19|6 pages

Collective behaviors

Why scalability matters

chapter 20|5 pages

Network communication

How to cultivate a self-aware citizen

chapter 21|6 pages

Design process

How to further insight

chapter 22|25 pages

Design capabilities

How to create the “bridge”

chapter 23|5 pages

Spirit of place

How to connect with the soul

chapter 24|4 pages

Future impact

What to target