Patrons in a pizzeria spent significantly more money (20% more) when the air in the restaurant was infused with a lavender scent than when it was not scented with lavender.
New research, conducted by Prof. Zheng Wang and John Tchernev (both from The Ohio State University), sheds new light on why people multi-task – it feels good.
Dutcher investigated whether working on a task at a central location or remotely influences performance.
New research confirms that people tend to select objects presented in the middle of a set of options.
Spending too much time sitting (which is “distinct from lack of physical activity”) is now being formally recognized as dangerous to health.
The fact that people talking on cell phones are distracted and do silly and sometimes dangerous things isn’t news.
Baldry and Barnes investigated the implications of providing academics with single person offices with floor to ceiling walls and a full height door that can be closed or open offices.
Researchers at the University of Colorado Denver identified another good reason to flood the interiors of healthcare facilities with daylight.
Nikunen and Korpela investigated the influence of scene type (urban, combined/mixed, or natural) on how restorative a view is perceived to be by those looking at it, scene preference, and perceived safety.
Sklair and Gherardi have studied iconic architecture through the ages.