Dewar and her colleagues make the case for wakeful resting, a state that can be supported by design.
Maxwell and Schectman comprehensively evaluated student perceptions of school building quality and the educational repercussions of those assessments.
Can artificial light help students learn? Do professors prefer open-plan offices?
Appropriate school design has a significant influence on learning and the satisfaction of teachers and students with educational environments.
Public health researchers have probed the influence of color coding food and the design of food displays on consumption of healthier and less healthy meal options.
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.
Well-informed designers know that children do not respond to spaces simply as short adults, and researchers have been carefully investigating walking to school, daylight preferences, and traffic crossing dangers for children.
Costa investigated the tendency of people to sit in the same seat each time they are in a public space.