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Adding open bookshelves to a room will make it appear more spacious.
Growing research shows that nature, and even images of nature, in a healthcare setting can have dramatic results on patient outcomes.
The factors influencing the quality of life differ for people who have lived for less than five years in a community compared to those who have lived there for more than 15 years.
Commuting stress influences subsequent workplace behaviors in a way that is similar to noise in an office environment.
When people are emotionally ambivalent, or simultaneously experiencing positive and negative emotions, creative thinking might be enhanced.
Restorative experiences are currently a popular field of research. Two recent articles explore the concept of restoration in different contexts.
Susan Winchip has written an excellent introduction to lighting. The text is clear, interesting, and punctuated with useful and attractive illustrations.
Research Design Connections is again pleased to present a diverse collection of articles to you, our readers.
In 1987, Kaplan outlined the components of preferred outdoor physical environments and related these aspects of our preferred environments to humankind’s evolutionary past.
The appropriate designs for psychological counseling spaces and adolescent care facilities have not been extensively researched. Designing each of these types of places presents special challenges, and two recent research projects provide insights that can be useful to people creating these sorts of environments.