The Sensing Streetscape Study

with Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

This study looks at the human experience of urban streets in Amsterdam and Boston using mobile and lab eye-tracking set-ups. Working with researchers Gideon Spanjar and Frank Suurenbrook at Amsterdam University, the study seeks to understand how dense newly-developed residential areas provoke different experiences than older traditional ones in both cities.

The M Street Study

with Catholic University of America, Washington DC

This study compares and contrasts the human physiological experience walking down 19th century and 20th century streetscapes in the nation’s capitol using biometrics.

The Devens Wayfinding + Walkability Studies

with Devens Enterprise Commission + Tufts UEP

This research looked at how people implicitly respond differently to car-centric suburban developments versus traditional, new-urbanist ones using 3M Visual Attention Software (VAS) to reveal elements that draw the eye without conscious awareness. More info can be found here.

Eye-Tracking Neighborhoods in New York City

with NYC DDC and Tufts UEP

This study explored the human experience of NYC buildings monitoring how different facades implicitly attract the eye without the viewers' conscious awareness; the research used an eye-tracking lab set up running iMotions software. A journal article on the results is available.