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2005 - Issue 2

Alzheimer’s patients seem sensitive to the sun’s waning, as the sun’s setting can trigger or increase disruptive behaviors.

2005 - Issue 2

A new literature review on collaborative work environments provides a useful and concise summary of research on how people collaborate, and what we know about design interventions to facilitate work collaborations.

2005 - Issue 2

A recent review of literature published since 1972 indicates that individuals working in open workspaces have lower levels of privacy and job satisfaction.

2005 - Issue 2

How people perceive a landscape may affect its ecological integrity. An attractive landscape may encourage people to protect it, rather than try to modify it. So, what makes a landscape attractive? Researchers looking at Minnesota wetlands found answers to this question from visitors and neighbors to six wetland properties.

2005 - Issue 2

People who visit woodlands more frequently as children are more apt to visit woodland spaces as adults.

2005 - Issue 2

The ability of elderly people to concentrate is improved by visits outdoors, although visits outdoors do not seem to influence blood pressure or heart rates.

2005 - Issue 2

Researchers have linked lower mental health care costs and lower residential instability for individuals with chronic mental illness to homes in newer and properly maintained buildings.

2005 - Issue 2

After reviewing a series of published studies relating housing characteristics and manifestations of poor mental health (such as childhood behavioral problems and depression in adults), researchers were able to draw several conclusions about the relationship between housing characteristics and mental health. 

2005 - Issue 2

Some traffic warning signs are not effective. Two recent journal articles profile signage that does not produce the desired behaviors by drivers. 

2005 - Issue 2

Researchers testing hand-held interactive guides that use landmarks as navigational cues discovered that these devices can help both younger and older adults move through a space, but were particularly useful for older adults.

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