DESIGN FACILITATES CONTROL
Design Facilitates Control
Feeling in control of our physical environment is important for our mental and physical wellbeing. Design can supply that control, in ways that make us feel comfortable and secure.
Humans must feel that they have a comfortable level of control over their physical environment; that means they need to believe that they can influence their experiences there, for example, by determining lighting levels or what the temperature is (Gifford, 2014).