Search the Archive

This page will allow you to browse RDC's article archive of over 2,300 articles and blog posts by terms. If you would like to do full-text search on any of our content, including all our blog posts, please use the search block above and right, or use the link, Search for Articles.

2004 - Issue 2

A recent article in American Demographics discussed several trends in hospital design.

2004 - Issue 2

Evidence has shown that ergonomic interventions can decrease worker discomfort, but can they increase productivity? Are ergonomic guidelines being ignored in schools?

2004 - Issue 2

The National Research Council (NRC) of Canada has recently completed its COPE (Cost-effective Open-Plan Environments) project for workplace environments.

2004 - Issue 2

Researchers have determined that distances judged along a horizontal surface seem shorter when a discontinuity in the surface is produced in certain ways.

2004 - Issue 2

Arthur Stamps (Institute of Environmental Quality) studied enclosure using visual simulations with three varied properties: height of enclosure, permeability, and the perceived area of the enclosure.

2004 - Issue 2

Designing streets for pedestrians requires consideration of a basic concern—safety. Yet, many safety installations, such as raised islands, installed sidewalks, and pedestrian overpasses can be expensive to design and install. Can lower-cost interventions be effective?

2004 - Issue 2

Researchers found that the smell of peppermint improved performance and the speed at which tedious clerical tasks were accomplished.

2004 - Issue 2

The Mayo Clinic, in a study that monitored nighttime noise at one of its own hospitals, has determined that the sound levels experienced by patients can approach those of people using chain saws.

2004 - Issue 2

Why go to the mall? Two articles examine shopper motivation and how shoppers' mall memories and preferences affect shopping behavior.

2004 - Issue 1

What are the most important benefits sought by zoo visitors? What can surveys and a post-occupancy evalutation reveal about zoo design?

Pages