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This update of a classic text folds the new field of neuroscience for design into well-established environment-behaviour (E-B) methods & approaches. Illustrated evidence-based building and open space case studies demonstrate E-B's continuing design impact. Fundamental theory & practical research methods are presented for planning, programming, designing and evaluating the effects of physical environments in use. PART I describes how designers & researchers employ a similar creative process that promotes collaboration and yields greater design creativity and research effectiveness. PART II focuses on research methods to understand how buildings & spaces work: observing behaviour and the physical environment, asking questions in interviews & surveys, and employing archival records that include data and physical plans.