Research Conversations

RedwoodsImage

Neuroscientists are increasingly focusing their research attention on issues related to workplace design.  The findings from the 26 most important studies that they have published in the past 5 years—that can be applied in practice—are reviewed in this article.
 

WaveArt

The neuropsychology of viewing visual art and listening to music have been extensively studied and what researchers have learned can be applied to both enrich mental and physical wellbeing (via effects on neuro-processes tied to mood, cognitive performance, etc.) and to support financial arguments for adding art to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and many other locations.
 

WoodOnBuildings

Visual complexity has a powerful effect on how humans process and use information from their physical world. Higher levels of visual complexity, visual disorder, and clutter degrade physical and psychological experiences.  Designing in moderate visual complexity elevates human behavior, cognitive performance, and health.
 

The Transdisciplinary Workplace Research Network met September 16-19 in Frankfurt Germany.  A number of timely, compelling, applicable sets of research findings were presented; that material is shared here.

PlaceCoach News Briefs

WoodenWorkplace

Focus, performance at risk
 

NZWater

Natural is best, again

Outcome variations quantified

Where you're from influences what's best

Conditions and professional performance linked

Key dimensions of scenes

Buyers value particular features

Design at Work

CoWorkStatt

CoWorkStatt is a place that works because it puts environmental neuropsychology to work.