Design Process and Issues

Childhood Memories May Play a Positive Role in Restorative Garden Design For Alzheimer's Care Facilities

Environmental designers have only recently focused on the therapeutic effects of the outdoor environment upon those with Alzheimer’s disease. A recent study provides new insights for those who are trying to meet the challenges of improving the quality of life for those affected by this devastating disease.

Including Users Benefits All: The Value of Participatory Programming

Programming, the planning and design of space, is generally viewed as a system of  processing information, of setting out design directions that will accommodate the needs of the user, the client, the designer, or the developer. Although most practitioners have stressed the importance of user/client participation, direct involvement of the user has received insufficient attention.


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