Office design can’t guarantee that workers won’t feel lonely, but providing opportunities for employees to meet casually and interact informally can make loneliness less likely.
Dewar and her colleagues make the case for wakeful resting, a state that can be supported by design.
Farbstein and his colleagues investigated the influence of simulated nature views on the stress levels of staff in the intake area of a county jail.
Any designer who has ever sought to divest a client of one of their possessions, whether that be a tawdry piece of art or a beat up old chair or something else has seen first hand that once something belongs to a person, it becomes special and important, at least in their eyes.
Information from we get from electronic and print media influences our sense of style.
Research soon to be published in the Journal of Consumer Research links red and blue onscreen banners/backgrounds with specific consumer behaviors.
Many workplaces, as well as other assorted other spaces, are designed with the implicit or explicit understanding that people in them who are trying to focus their thoughts will do so while listening to something over earphones that allows them to isolate themselves from nearby others.
Hekler and his colleagues investigated “if key within-person factors (i.e., implementation intentions, social support, affect and self-efficacy) would be associated with walking and if perceived access to supportive environments (e.g., access to nice walking paths) and perceived environmental barriers (e.g., bad weather and safety issues) were uniquely associated with walking.”
Dijkstra and colleagues have identified a factor that influences how people assess abstract art.
Psychonomic Bulletin and Review recently published a study investigating the effect of coupling images with text.