Designing for Human Behavior

Tuesday, 2/23/2021
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This webinar discusses the different behavior and work patterns we have observed over our 30+ years of designing for libraries and public spaces as well as some of the best solutions for addressing those patterns. Designing for human behavior looks at the odd behaviors we humans exhibit when we are around unfamiliar people and in a strange place. The limbic system in our brains plays a strong role in the idiosyncratic and repetitive behavior patterns we see in libraries and other public spaces. To maximize the effectiveness of libraries and achieve the desired function, we must design with these behavioral patterns in mind.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Create an understanding of Human behavior in the context of high volume public spaces such as libraries.
  • Display the unique and varying ways humans interact with furniture and space in libraries.
  • Describe the work and usage patterns that typically emerge in libraries.
  • Show what furniture and design concepts best address how people behave in libraries.

Who Should Attend

Library Leaders, Library Facilities Staff, Library Design Community


Joe Agati, Jr. has a degree in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois. Joe started his career designing products for Radio Flyer before becoming Director of Design at Agati furniture.




   Fee  (single  webinar)

Participant ($USD)
Core Member (individual) 43
Nonmember (individual) 59
Groups. (Includes a link to share with your group for safe social distancing viewing). 129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

How to Register

Complete the individual webinar online registration form. Sessions are listed by date and you must log in.


Contact us to register:

Call 1-800-545-2433 and press 1 to reach our customer service representatives or

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Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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