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 settings. 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.

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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.
Streets with No Game

Streets with No Game

Is urban design a matter of public health? Check out this article I wrote for Aeon Magazine to learn more.

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

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