Xu and her colleagues have collected additional evidence to support conceptual metaphor theory.
Recently seen material influences how people perceive what is currently being viewed, if individuals continue to think about those prior visual experiences, perhaps because the images were particularly interesting or compelling.
Research by Shibata and colleagues reaffirms that designers developing places where Smart Phones and similar tools will be used frequently should create spaces that do not contribute to visual exhaustion and, ideally, are restorative.
The August issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine presents the negative effects of sedentary behavior on public health.
Seating options provided make it more likely that people will sit with good or bad posture, and recent research indicates that posture is particularly important in healthcare settings.
Adults often have widely different responses to designed situations that are stressful, and recent research by Patrick Davies and Melissa Sturge-Apple found a similar effect in children.
Space design often seems to have a placebo effect.
Graham, a garden designer and historian, has carefully reviewed the links between the United States’ social history and the design of its gardens.
Lansdale and his colleagues report a case study focused on workplace design and the research productivity of doctoral students.
Forsythe and Sheehy review the literature on beauty.