Skelton and her colleagues thoroughly investigated how babies (4 to 6 month olds) experience colors. They determined that “infants have color categories for red, yellow, green, blue, and purple. We show that infants’ categorical distinctions align strikingly with those that are commonly made in the world’s different color lexicons [systems/dictionaries]. . . .
Research Design Connections
McKimmie and his colleagues probed how courtroom design influences opinions of defendants. They report that their “study examined the effect of courtroom design, and more specifically where the defendant was positioned (in an open dock, in an open dock guarded by a correctional officer, in a dock surrounded by glass, or at the bar table) on mock jurors’ perceptions of the defendant. The participants . . .
Kotabe, Kardan, and Berman studied how the appeal of viewed nature is influenced by the disorder present in it. They share that “Natural environments have powerful aesthetic appeal linked to their capacity for psychological restoration. In contrast, disorderly environments are aesthetically aversive, and have various detrimental psychological effects.
Public bathrooms can be designed so that they make the lives of users a little—or a lot—better.
Research on educational spaces, at both the pre K-12 and college/university levels, continues to
Actively managing how a place or object smells is becoming increasingly accepted and strategicall
What scientists have learned about our experiences in vehicles should not only be applied when ne
Graduations and weddings are common during May and June in North America, making this a good time to talk about spaces for celebrations. The barrel-vaulted main function room at Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, the Glasshouse, is a space where happy gatherings seem particularly likely to occur.
Another reason to build in opportunities to walk, indoors and outside