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2004 - Issue 2

The 2004 conference of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 2-6, 2004.

2004 - Issue 2

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.

2004 - Issue 2

ASID has identified significant social, technological, organizational, business, and political trends that will influence the market for interior design services in the years ahead.

2004 - Issue 2

The September 2003 issue of the American Journal of Public Health focuses on the influence of the built environment on health.

2004 - Issue 2

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.

2004 - Issue 2

Juanita Dugdale addresses the current discussion about whether labyrinths can promote psychological and physical healing.

2004 - Issue 2

Surgical patients recovering in rooms with a lot of natural sunlight require less pain medicine.

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.

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