Warthen and his colleagues have investigated the relationship between learned fear and light levels in mice and their extrapolations from this research to humans are consistent with previous environmental psychology research.
Davis, Leach, and Clegg call for application of socio-technical principles to the “design and management of workspace change.”
Researchers from the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (Martin Howard and Caroline Dean) have published new research detailing “how an organism can create a biological memory of some variable condition, such as quality of nutrition or temperature. . . . [that can be] inherited by offspring.”
Biomimicry is becoming an important design strategy.
Public health advocates encourage people to ride bicycles and exercise in general to prevent obesity – but what is it like to experience an urban environment while pedaling?
Price-Spratien and Santoro’s work reaffirms the negative consequences of neighborhood incivilities.
Designers are regularly asked to create spaces for confidential conversations to take place.
Pham and his colleagues have determined that when consumers are relaxed, their monetary valuations of products are higher.
Glaeser systematically makes a case for cities.
The Economist reviews a recent article published by Lior Shamir in Leonardo discussing computer-based analyses of artistic styles.