People doing or using design research won’t be surprised by O’Brien and Ellsworth’s recent findings.
Niki Harre, a professor at the University of Auckland, is making available free at the website noted below a book length discussion of “strategies to inspire sustainability.”
McCarley and his associates compared the ability of younger (early 20’s) and older (early 70’s) people to quickly pick particular information out of visual clutter.
Designers collecting information before beginning to plan projects, particularly workplace ones, often ask the people who will use a space about their work – and all designers need to effectively plan their own schedules.
A study recently published in The Journal of Pain provides additional research support for including sound systems in all patient care environments.
Urban planners and people in related fields are regularly asked about links between traffic congestion and economic conditions in the congested area.
Research readily available to healthcare designers for some time has indicated that listening to music seems to reduce the perceived painfulness of medical procedures.
Research regularly reported here links personality and preferred place design.
Although research recently conducted at Cornell and London Metropolitan University relates to adult’s and children’s plates, it ultimately may be shown to have repercussions for a broad range of design decisions - such as color use in healthcare facilities where eating needs to be encouraged (e.g., anorexia treatment facilities) – particularly when adults are designing these sorts of spaces for child users.
Singh and colleagues reviewed the existing research on adolescent physical activity and academic performance.