Hello! I’m Colin Ellard.

I work at the intersection of psychology and architectural and urban design, conducting experiments that measure how your brain and body respond to different kinds of spaces and places. I also write accessible books and articles based on my scientific work, and travel the world trying to figure out how to build better places.

ColinHeadshot
My New Book: Places of the Heart

My New Book: Places of the Heart

Learn about the relationship between emotion and place and how technology is changing this interaction.
Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

In addition to university lectures, I speak at public and corporate events ranging from TEDx to book readings.
Mind Wandering

Mind Wandering

Read my regular column in Psychology Today – Mind Wandering – to learn about the psychogeography of everyday life.
The Nature of Things Episode

The Nature of Things Episode

Watch The Nature of Things to learn more about human wayfinding and to see my research in action!

“Delightfully lucid… Ellard has a knack for distilling obscure scientific theories into practical wisdom.” – New York Times

Recent Posts