Researchers from the University of Utrecht (Semin, de Groot, Smeets, Kaldewaij, and Duijndam) have confirmed that humans use chemical signals to communicate emotional states to other humans.
Designers and facility managers often measure job satisfaction when work environments are modified.
Healthcare Design has prepared an introduction to effective bariatric design in healthcare environments, which is available without charge at the web address below.
This classic article explains how spaces can be programmed to support human beings’ fundamental psychological needs.
Designers need to be especially aware of office workers' attachment to "stuff."
Sound Matters combines an extensive review of the acoustic environments in contemporary offices with tools to alleviate undesirable conditions.
Distracting sound remains a serious issue in many workplaces and the GSA Public Buildings Service has written Sound Matters: How to Achieve Acoustic Comfort in the Contemporary Office to help rectify negative situations.
Varlander has reviewed the workplace experiences of employees of a Swedish firm that implemented an open space office design.
British psychologists have learned that all that time we spend sitting at work has repercussions beyond the size of the posterior we’re sitting on.
A classic study of workplace personalization presents findings that are still important today.