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Urban green space is valued by those who use it, with different features being valued in parks of different sizes.
Men and women prefer different product forms.
People visiting coffee shops can reap psychological benefits from their visits even if they do not actively socialize with other patrons.
Cul-de-sac neighborhoods increase play opportunities for younger children, while older children benefit from neighborhoods with grid layouts.
Being exposed to bright light at specific points during the day increases the length of time that people with dementia remain asleep at night.
Designers’ focus on creating experiences for users is relatively new.
As the push for new ideas grows in every segment of society, there is increasing pressure for people to be creative during the work day. Generating new ideas is never easy, so it is important that physical environment support creative work.
More people than ever are turning to the country’s national forests for recreation, and they’re bumping into each other—philosophically, if not literally.
Regular visitors inaccurately estimate urban forest crowding.
Sound can be used to define spaces at a room, building, or city level, with soundscapes affecting patterns of social association, physical movement and interaction.