Using Choice-based Design to Improve Health

Mar 01, 2021

Using a new framework from the 2018 award-winning book Choice Architecture: A New Approach to Behavior, Design, and Wellness, we show how understanding human choice and action in architectural settings can reorient health care design from cure to prevention. Choice-based design can induce healthy actions in users via principles of rational choice and behavioral economics. The paper presents a way to design environments in a systematic and scientific way so as to influence a more holistic set of health-promoting behaviors in people.

Avani Parikh, AIA (Avani Parikh Architecture)
Debajyoti Pati, NIHD, PhD, FIIA, IDEC, LEED AP (Texas Tech University)
The Academy Journal of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH)
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The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

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