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Peter Hecht, PhD

Wayfinding Specialist


Dr. Peter Hecht, CG’s wayfinding specialist,
is a valuable asset on complex healthcare, museum and educational projects. An environmental psychologist with expertise
in human factors, cognition and user behav-
ior, Dr. Hecht ensures that wayfinding plans respond to each client’s unique physical
setting and visitor needs.

Dr. Hecht works with the design team to
assess the needs of visitors as well as client staff, leading to wayfinding strategies and design ideas that are rooted in research and responsive for all concerned. He is also an expert in testing and evaluation, a key step
in the design process.

Peter holds a PhD in psychology and has
spent the last two decades consulting, researching and teaching in the fields of
design and behavior. Formerly Director of Research for Project for Public Spaces,
he is a member and former officer of the Environmental Design Research Association
and a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

professional affiliations

  • Environmental Design Research Association

  • Board of Directors (1994--2001)

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society