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.
Munch and his team’s recent research on office lighting is particularly important since as a result of flexible and longer work hours many people find themselves in their offices in the early evening.
Designers often observe situations to inform their work.
Mabey has written a wonderfully intriguing book that will fascinate people who have a professional interest in landscape design, as well as anyone who is interested in how humans and plants co-exist.
Huang and his colleagues investigated the influence of authenticity on perceptions of art.
Frankel and Bar-Haim, who are associated with Tel Aviv University, learned that the sensory systems of anxious people are not hyper-vigilant as previously believed, but instead not as alert as those in the non-anxious.