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This volume details the many ways in which environmental aesthetics influence human well-being.
In this issue we have three articles that not only explain how to improve learning environments, but do so from three different perspectives.
School and training room environments have a significant influence on student experience. This topic has received a significant amount of attention recently, with several articles and a book exploring how different aspects of the physical environment can enhance learning.
How do “smart” classrooms affect learning? What are the best technological innovations to install in a classroom? With or without technology, what makes a room good for teaching?
When artwork is viewed alongside short descriptions of the painter’s style, viewers perceive an increase in meaningfulness and pleasingness of those paintings.
Recent research on aesthetic preference has shown that “people prefer novel designs as long as the novelty does not affect typicality."
Service providers can reinforce consumer perceptions of the quality of their services through the design of physical environments, reports a case study of the Mayo Clinic.
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.
Lessons learned from the design of operating rooms can be applied to other areas where thoughtful production work is performed.
New federal privacy standards that went into effect in April have repercussions for hospitals, pharmacies, physician offices, and other health care facilities.