Moezzi and Goins wondered what insights could be drawn from the answers to the open-ended questions asked by the Center for the Built Environment (CBE; University of California at Berkeley).
Entries here often detail physical environments in which older people are more likely to be active.
Walsh has investigated the relationship between lifestyle and mental health.
Laaksoharju and Rappe examined the relationship of 9-10 year old Finns with green spaces and plants.
Can horticulture promote spiritual health?
What office features have the greatest influence on workers’ satisfaction with their workspaces?
New research reiterates the importance of culturally sensitive design, often discussed in these entries.
People have consistent responses to particular sounds and rhythms cross-culturally.
Sharp explores how the seasons of the year influence our emotional state.
Wexler definitely doesn’t feel that bigger is necessarily better and her discussion of McMansion’s is directly relevant to designers.