Veitch, Stokkermans, and Newsham build on earlier research and tie users’ evaluations of lighting conditions to worker engagement.
Contrary to previous evolutionary based arguments (related to the fact that women gather fruit in hunter-gatherer societies), new research by LoBue and DeLoache indicates that girls’ preference for the color pink and boys’ aversion to pink are learned.
Badger reviews research related to the planning of suburban communities, and shares that information with readers outside the design world.
Hekler and his colleagues have studied the utilitarian and leisure walking of a set of people between 56 and 72 years old.
The Swinburne University of Technology’s Design Perspectives lectures are now available online.
Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas’ character in 1987’s Wall Street) thought lunch was for wimps, but millions of workers do eat lunch, some every day. Not a lot of workplace research has focused on their lunchtime activities, however.
Recent research found that reminding consumers of money, for example with visuals that include dollar signs, may not be a good idea.
Frances (Ming) Kuo and Andrea Faber Taylor at the University of Illinois continue their research on the beneficial effects of time in nature for children with ADD and ADHD.
MIT has just made available, free of charge, a useful tool for designers.
A recent article in The New York Times by Guy Gugliotta drew attention to the hard and valuable work of psychoacousticians.