“Architects and designers have a greater ability to improve public health than medical professionals.” 

Dr. Claudia Miller, University of Texas

The convergence of science and design- “neuroaesthetics”- is changing the future of the interior design build industry. 

Science in Design Summit: Evidence based educational sessions on the convergence of science in design and the impact on client health

 

ABOUT THIS EVENT

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 fine design.

Now for the first time, residential architects and design professionals are realizing the health benefits they bring to their clients. The Science in Design Summit is a series of educational events happening across the country in 2022. America’s leading design centers are stepping up to bring this cutting-edge science to the design industry.

Some of the many highlights will be evidenced based presentations around Neuroaesthetics, Biophilia, Human-Centric Design, Impact of Color and Cognitive Architecture, and how all of these positively impact the health in design.

BENEFITS TO DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS:

Be the first in your market to:

  • Use cutting edge science and technology to improve the health of your clients

  • Associate your design firm with the country's leading science and medical authorities

  • Enhance the value proposition of your design practice

  • Validate what you already know...you improve the health of your clients with beauty and fine design. Science now proves it!

Is it Science? Art? Design?
Or is it...... the science in design?

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW

The Science in Design Summit is an unforgettable education that will guide your designs of tomorrow...Designs born in science!

The Science in Design seminars will provide content by:

  • Susan Magsamen, Executive Director, International Arts + Mind Lab at Johns Hopkins University, USA

  • Don Ruggles, Architect and author of “Beauty, Neuroscience and Architecture”, USA 

  • Ann Sussman, Professor of Cognitive Architecture, USA

  • Mike Peterson, President of Visionary Design Marketing, USA

  • Richard Taylor, PHD, Department of Physics, University of Oregon, USA

  • Michael D. Ham, Indoor Environment Quality and President, Founder of Repure, USA

  • Nuria Munoz, Director of Habitarmonia Interior Design, Valencia, Spain

  • and additional science and medical scholars.

Mike Peterson, President of Visionary Design Marketing, and co-producer of the summit says, “Science is leading the way to helping the design industry better understand its ability to improve health. Yes, improve health. It’s a game changer”.

Mr. Peterson is partnering with Linda Kafka, Producer of the LivABLE Design Summit, Toronto, Canada, to advance the cause of health-based design.

 

Also growing is the long list of sponsors backing the event with Benjamin Moore, Currey & Co., Ethos Design Collective, Interiors Magazine, Human Architecture + Planning Institute (theHAPI.org) and supported by over 9 design centers across America and in Canada.

 

NOTE:

To all in-person and virtual attendees: The entire summit will be available on the visionarydm.com website for 30 days following the event.

WHY Designers need to attend the Science in Design Summit. A message from Mike Peterson, Co-Founder

 

Science In Design Faculty

We are proud to work alongside leading brands to bring you this exclusive event.  Thank you to our brand partners for making this event possible

 
 

SUMMIT Dates and Locations

6 Exclusive Seminars per Summit with 6 CEUs

Tour Dates and Cities: USA and Canada

1. April 21, 2022 – South Florida Design Center

2. May 18, 2022 – Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC)

3. June 9, 2022 – IMPROVE Canada, Toronto

4. June 21, 2022- San Francisco Design Center

5. June 23, 2022 – Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles

6. July 24-26, 2022 - Las Vegas Market, Nevada

7. September 15, 2022 - Boston Design Center

8. November 9, 2022 – IMS, Minneapolis - Virtual Only

9. February 16, 2023 - Dallas Market Center, Dallas, TX 
 

 DATE ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME:

10. Chicago, IL - The Merchandise Mart, 2023

11. New York, NY, 2023

12. Dubai, UAE, 2023

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AGENDA

Mike Peterson, President of Visionary Design Marketing, and co-producer of the summit says, “Science is leading the way to helping the design industry better understand its ability to improve health. Yes, improve health. It’s a game changer”.

Mr. Peterson is partnering with Linda Kafka, Producer of the LivABLE Design Summit, Toronto, Canada, to advance the cause of health-based design.

The Science in Design Summit will be recorded and available to attendees following the summit.

8:45AM:

Opening Remarks by Linda Kafka

9:00AM:

The Science in Design with Mike Peterson

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

10:00AM:

Designing for the Subliminal Brain: Architecture and Design + the 21st Century Paradigm Shift with Ann Sussman

Learn about the design shift of the last 100 years; the Age of Biology; Eye-tracking that guides design

11:00AM:

Biophilia: The Human NEED for Nature with Mike Peterson

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

12:00PM: Lunch with special guest Nuria Munoz, Habitarmonia Biophilic Interior Designer, Valencia, Spain

 

1:00PM:

Beauty, Neuroscience and Architecture: How Classic Patterns Align with Beauty to Improve Health with Don Ruggles

Learn the historic influences of classic patterns; Facial patterning; Why and how beauty heals; Nine square design

2:00PM:

New Technologies, Clean Air, Acoustic Comfort, with Michael D. Ham

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

3:00PM:

The Human Color Experience, Benjamin Moore

Discover the physical and emotional responses to color that shape our color preferences. Learn how the eye and brain process color

4:00PM:

Closing Remarks by Linda Kafka and Mike Peterson 

What People are Saying

"Understanding the science behind design allows my firm to position ourselves in providing health benefits to our clients."

Janelle Dion

“This is big. It's a game changer for the interior design and furnishings industry.”

Mark Philips

"We did a completely new rebrand of our interior design firm after attending a Science in Design event."

Cynthia Soda

Coming October 2023

 
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Interested in sponsorship opportunities? 
Contact Mike or Linda for information 

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We want to hear from you!

Tel:  561.628.8825         |    Tel:  416.577.5548

USA: Fort Lauderdale, FL  |   Canada: Toronto, ON

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Meet the
Organizers

Co-Founders of the Science in Design Summit; Mike Peterson, President Visionary DM

Linda Kafka, President Livable Environment Inc.

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