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.
Recent research indicates that brief, brisk (but not running) walks can enhance our ability to remember things.
Designers are regularly asked to create spaces for confidential conversations to take place.
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Designers can have a significant influence on the level of acoustical shielding between spaces and new research indicates just how important that shielding can be.
People with autism spectrum disorders often wander.