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This book will gracefully introduce readers of many professional backgrounds to the field of design psychology, defined by the author as “the practice of planning, architecture, and interior design in which psychology is the principal design tool.”
Having access to a nearby park or open space is "priceless," but can an actual monetary value be placed on living near a green space? Several studies attempt to answer that question.
In this issue we provide information for you from twelve separate journals, three magazines and news sources, and two web sites. These journals range from the American Journal of Public Health through the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, to the journal Perception—a wider range than would be on the reading list of almost any designer of the physical environment.
The 2004 conference of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 2-6, 2004.
Donald Norman (author of The Design of Everyday Things) has written another classic book about design. In his new book, Norman recognizes the importance of user emotional reaction to any design, as well as the influence of emotional state on the work of designers.
ASID has identified significant social, technological, organizational, business, and political trends that will influence the market for interior design services in the years ahead.
The September 2003 issue of the American Journal of Public Health focuses on the influence of the built environment on health.
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.
Juanita Dugdale addresses the current discussion about whether labyrinths can promote psychological and physical healing.
Surgical patients recovering in rooms with a lot of natural sunlight require less pain medicine.