The Center for Health Design has released a literature review prepared by Anjali Joseph and Xiaobo Quan that can be used to assess risks to patients in long-term living facilities.
John Parkinson of the University of Warwick has studied democratic spaces and concludes that Berlin’s are the best in the world.
What can you learn from Facebook photos?
New research linking vividness of experience and memory is useful to designers trying to create unforgettable or in some cases forgettable experiences (consider: unpleasant medical tests).
Waterfalls are almost universally judged to be beautiful, but viewing them is not just an aesthetic experience.
Hah investigated the mathematical principles fundamental to the design of many famous structures (including the Sydney Opera House, the US Capital, and Gehry’s Bilbao Guggenheim) as well as building components (e.g., Gothic arches).
Research to identify factors that encourage people to walk more frequently (instead of, for example, driving) in some environments than others has been regularly published during the last few years.
Research continues to build indicating that light has a significant influence on well-being.
Designers developing spaces, particularly public ones such as restaurants, can reasonably assume that music will be played in the places they are creating and that the emotional effects generated by that music will combine with the psychological ramifications of their design to create an overall response.
As part of the “vertical living kids” research project, Whitzman and Mizrachi interviewed kids 8 to 12 years old who live in public or private housing.