Leotti and Delgado have unearthed additional evidence that providing choices is a good idea.
Lee and Schwarz review recent research related to the psychological implications of cleanliness, much of which has been reported here previously.
Research by Neary and her colleagues has determined that children from 3 to 6 years old are more likely to believe manmade objects are owned by someone than natural objects (such as pine cones).
Barrett and her colleagues reviewed recent research related to perception of emotion on other people’s faces.
Styhre’s recent research was conducted with architects but is relevant to all design professionals.
Recent research supports earlier findings about the rate at which human brains mature and confirms that in any work (or other) environment there can be brains at different stages of physical development.
William H. Whyte’s classic 1979 documentary The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces is now available free online.
Morgan reviews the research supporting therapeutic uses of nature and discusses several recent projects that have put the resulting scientific findings to good use.
Sharot reviews the focusing illusion, a concept developed by Kahneman, in a way that is useful for designers, particularly those doing research.
People developing environmentally responsible spaces should review Baird’s latest book, Sustainable Building in Practice.