Nasar and Devlin have used an interesting methodology to probe the ways that the physical environments in psychotherapists’ offices communicate nonverbally.
In a field study, researchers found that 99% of office workers questioned indicated that office noises interrupted their concentration.
Lighting office spaces is complex. People prefer daylight in general, but not all daylighting solutions are equally desireable. Lighting desingers must also consider the mix of direct and indirect light in offices.
The messages workplaces convey and how people respond to them are addressed in recent research.
The link between environmental satisfaction and job satisfaction is indirect, but important.
The Holy Grail of a space in which people are consistently creative has captivated designers for decades. The quest to fully describe a "creative space" continues.
How does knowing you’re in a green building influence how comfortable you think you are?
There is pressure to eradicate territories within workplaces, but Brown’s recent research indicates that sort of action is fraught with peril.
Doodling counters daydreaming.
The agenda at HealthcareDesign.08 had insightful discussions of how human beings interact with their surroundings.