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2005 - Issue 3

The current study indicates that the influence of ambient odor in retail spaces is influenced by the number of shoppers in an area, and that the positive influence of pleasant odors is only found when a moderate number of shoppers are present.

2005 - Issue 3

Although studies have shown how neighborhood features can affect the activity of adults, less is known about how these features might affect young adults. Researchers studied the physical activity of Boy Scouts (10–14 years of age) around their Houston homes.

2005 - Issue 3

Researchers have determined that pregnant women value perceived hominess in a birthing center and have identified several features that contribute to a perception of hominess.

2005 - Issue 3

Allsteel, a major manufacturer of office furniture, recently released information collected from office workers about their satisfaction and desires regarding their workspaces.

2005 - Issue 3

It seems intuitive that outdoor views and plants can decrease stress for office workers. But how might plants and views affect people when used together?

2005 - Issue 3

The question of how office workers are affected by features of the physical environment in which they work has preoccupied researchers as well as designers and building industry professionals for many years. Studies indicate that regardless of physical features, office employees become invested in and attached to their workspaces.

2005 - Issue 3

Researchers investigated current and idealized family gathering spaces through interviews with parents of elementary-school-aged children. 

2005 - Issue 2

Researchers asked people to identify what settings they favored for restoration, the preferred social context, and how a limited time budget affected restoration experiences. Another study investigated how being with others affected restorative experiences.

2005 - Issue 2

Although BRAND sense focuses on the influence of products on human experience, the lessons it can teach people who design and manage places are also important.

2005 - Issue 2

Preiser and Vischer have compiled an extremely useful tool for people determining the influence of a built structure on human experience.

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