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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.
Recent research, which has combined an assortment of test conditions in a new way, has shown relationships among task type, office color, presence of scenic images, and workplace performance.
In this article, we will focus on the final principle of the Play Behavior Framework, the Play Environment Design Criteria.
Just as the concept of one-size-fits-all often fails in execution, so does the idea that successfully accommodating people with disabilities merely means adding the required standards-based design features.
It’s great to learn something new. It’s also valuable to confirm things you think you already know. Our two feature stories in this issue—one on designing for people with disabilities and the other on restaurant design—offer some information that likely falls in the second category.
A recent article in the “Education Life” section of The New York Times discusses the new electronic devices that are replacing traditional display methods, such as blackboards, in schools.
Some designers of hospital environments have fully recognized the influence of sensory stimulation on patient experience and recovery rates.
The National Academy of Sciences, the American Institute of Architects, and the Vinyl Institute coordinated the first Neuroscience and Health Facilities Workshop in Woods Hole, MA, August 13–15, 2002
Ambient environment is significantly related to environmental satisfaction, and environmental satisfaction is a significant predictor of overall hospital satisfaction.