New studies in school design research are particularly applicable as teachers adapt more active forms of learning.
Current research elaborates ways in which messages sent by designed elements directly influence workers’ attitudes and actions, including collaboration and approach to innovation.
The design and management of the natural environments available to suburbanites and city dwellers have a significant influence on the well-being of humans and their planet.
A number of recent studies address the psychological ramifications and power of color. In general, color can add much to work and indoor spaces, as well as influence other perceptions.
How can we create cities that make us healthy and happy? Researchers are answering that question with unique studies, from how trees affect pregnancy outcomes to the importance of designing cities for young people.
What does office personalization imply to a patient? How do different user groups view hospital pediatric settings?
Identical (and not mirrored) patient rooms show benefits, and there is an increasing emphasis on patient bathroom design.
Nature experiences have an important influence on human attitudes and behaviors.
Not all cultures see the physical environment in the same way, and that holds for those with different religious beliefs. Some of these differences may be linked to neural function.
Spiritual spaces are particularly challenging to design, but insight from research can be helpful.