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Designers collecting information often have people answer questions using a set of responses that runs from 1 to 5 (or so).
Research by the American Institute of Architects indicates that homeowners are increasingly interested in making their homes more energy efficient.
School environments should, in many ways, be similar to residential environments, according to Jefferey Lackney.
In an interesting study investigating color associations (in the context of selecting colors for medicinal pills) in 11 countries (in North and South America, Asia, and Europe), Lechner, Harrington, and Simonoff noted associations to particular hues.
The unique needs of adults with special needs based on their psychological or physical condition are increasingly being recognized, which has ramifications for the design of workplaces, homes, stores, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and other physical environments.
The physical environments in child care settings influence the cognitive capabilities of children. Space design is particularly important for 3-year-olds.
After looking briefly at something red, people perform significantly more poorly on tests evaluating competence (such as IQ tests) and also seem to avoid tasks at which they might fail.
Several trends indicate increased attention to the design of public restrooms.
Research Design Connections (RDC) has launched a pioneering new free blog to connect design practitioners with recently released scientific research. The blog also links members of the design community focused on environment-behavior research and practice.
In places where noise (unwanted sound) can have a serious and negative influence, noise-countering design strategies are critical. Although the focus of this article is healthcare settings, several strategies have broader application.