A designed environment is defined by the ideas it wishes to convey and also by those that are unintended.

The findings of a 2012 study suggest that curvilinear forms are more pleasant and inviting than rectilinear forms. Given the option to approach two simulated rooms, one filled with curvilinear elements and one filled with rectilinear elements, people more frequently entered the curvilinear environment and reported more positive feelings toward that space. Design can encourage desired behaviors that feel natural and unforced—even delightful—to the occupants of a space.

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Dazkir, S.A., & Read, M.A. (2012). Furniture forms and their influence on our emotional responses toward interior environments. Environment and Behavior. 44(5), 722-732.