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A design firm has incorporated concepts from retail environments into hospital settings to improve the patient experience.
A recent article provided some tips for designers creating spaces to be used by autistic children.
Daylighting has become a less important source of interior lighting, but concerns about energy consumption are causing a resurgence.
Design Psychology makes use of the emotional factor in people’s responses to the environment. In fact, design psychology is unique in its recognition of the critical role emotion plays in the way people react to their physical surroundings.
Research is still critical to understanding how the environment can help support those with dementia and their families. Recent studies look at several sucessful indoor design interventions and provide outdoor design guidelines.
One of the often-touted goals of neotraditional neighborhood design is to create a more pedestrian-friendly environment—one where residents walk and bike to local attractions, rather than drive. Several recent studies look at how people’s actions may support or hinder those aims.
This issue continues to highlight the connection between design and human behavior across diverse settings.
A recent article reviews a number of ways that architects designing school buildings are improving the acoustics in classrooms which are applicable to office and hospital conference rooms and any other environments where proper acoustics can improve experience.
Stress increases in toddlers at day care centers when inadequate space is available per child.
Recent research again indicates that aquariums have a positive influence on human experience.