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Hi! I’m Colin. Welcome to my site.

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.

My Book: You Are Here

My Book: You Are Here

Learn about why you get lost and how design influences your work habits, home life, and your everyday life in the city.
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, called Mind Wandering, to learn more 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

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