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Analyzing the spatial layout, or the floorplate, of work environments is starting to produce information useful for practitioners.
With care, electrochromic (EC) windows can be used to enhance the quality of the work environment.
Research has uncovered several ways that physical environments can encourage people to climb stairs.
Curved contours on objects are preferred to sharp angled contours. This finding has implications for the design of places, and for furniture.
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.