Blog about architectural and design psychology


It’s the intention that counts

From health psychology we know: Those, who want to change their behavior, need a strong intention to do so. This notion can be used to also make new products catch on with potential users better.

Lighting with a sense of tact

Electric light can influence the diurnal rhythm and have negative effects on personal health. This new lamp by Kiën will allow to better adjust the light to individual needs.

Put your design in motion

What is exciting about our environment is that it constantly moves and changes. The same applies to digital worlds. Purposeful animation of software and websites can significantly improve their user experience.


Our environment has a deep impact on us. It determines what we can do, what we think and how we feel. When it comes to designing graphics, products, rooms and cities, psychology therefore plays an important part. Farbentaucher is a blog founded in 2016, which discusses design and architecture from a psychological perspective.

In the category Theories, we present classical and current psychological research that is closely linked to design and architecture. In Discoveries we talk about places and objects that are characterized by outstanding design or pioneering architecture. Methods aims at professionals, who are interested in innovative approaches and tools that help them better incorporate aspects of psychology in their work.

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