Sally Augustin, PhD

Sally Augustin

Sally Augustin, PhD, is a practicing environmental psychologist, specializing in person-centered design, and a principal at Design With Science. She integrates insights from environmental/design psychology, other social/physical sciences, and project specific research to develop places, objects, and services that support desired experiences. Her clients include manufacturers, service providers, design firms, and individuals in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. 

Sally’s work has been discussed in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Prevention, Salon, and Self and in periodicals as diverse as the Chicago Tribune, Natural Home, Gizmodo, and design publications in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. 

Dr. Augustin, who is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, holds leadership positions in professional organizations such as the American Psychological Association (past-president, environmental psychology division), the International Association of Applied Psychology (environmental psychology division), and the Environmental Design Research Association (chair, work environments network).

As the editor of Research Design Connections, Sally has written widely on science-based design for a broad audience of people interested in the designed world. Her Research Design Connections blog is read by thousands of individuals each month.  Sally has discussed using design to enhance lives on mass-market national television and radio programs.  She speaks frequently to audiences in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Sally is a graduate of Wellesley College (BA), Northwestern University (MBA), and Claremont Graduate University (PhD). 

Dr. Augustin is the author of Place Advantage:  Applied Psychology for Interior Architecture (Wiley, 2009) and, with Cindy Coleman, The Designer’s Guide to Doing Research:  Applying Knowledge to Inform Design (Wiley, 2012).