As Carney and her colleagues relate, some physical postures are more indicative of power than others: “Humans and other animals express power through open, expansive postures, and they express powerlessness through closed, contractive postures.”
Smith-Jackson and Klein evaluated the influence of irrelevant speech on task performance in open-plan offices. This research is special because of the analyses completed.
Colzato and colleagues have completed an intriguing study indicating that religious views are related to whether people literally focus on details or an image overall.
Many designers use Internet surveys to collect important programming (and other) data.
While participating in a panel discussion (titled: Psychiatric Facility Design: An International Tour) at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo on September 15, Fiona de Vos, PhD, discussed the findings of a post-occupancy evaluation she conducted of an inpatient psychiatric hospital in the Netherlands.
Researchers using functional brain imaging have determined what actually happens in our brain when we see tranquil scenes while hearing the corresponding sounds (e.g., looking at the ocean and hearing the sound of waves).
When is a “halfalogue” worse than a monologue or a dialogue?
White and his colleagues have investigated the influence of visible water (in lakes, rivers, fountains, etc.) on the restorative potential of natural and built environments.
Rozendaal and Schifferstein investigated types of pleasant sensory experiences through in-depth interviews of a diverse set of individuals.
heasant and his colleagues have investigated the experience of being in environments that are tranquil, i.e., those that are restorative and “enable us to recover out sense of well being.”