The designed environment provides a flexible model for structuring information. This multi-leveled effect motivates the user to transform their experience into a desire for more knowledge.
By creating environments that change the way we think, we are able to promote critical thinking. A 2016 study from the University of Cincinnati explores the effects of structured environments on decision-making, and indeed, "causal relationships in environments." The three-part study suggests structured environments encourage more thorough and thoughtful decision-making. The reseearchers emphasize the influence of the surrounding environment on the way people make decisions.