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2005 - Issue 2

As always, we bring you what’s new in environmental design, wherever we find it.

2005 - Issue 2

For most children, directed learning occurs in a specific place they inhabit every school day—their school building. Two research studies add to our understanding of how these physical places can affect children’s learning-related behaviors and performance

2005 - Issue 2

After statistically analyzing the colors used in homes, offices, and commercial settings, researchers determined that the color palette for residential spaces tends to use distinctively warm colors. Offices and commercial spaces tend to use warm and cool colors in roughly equal proportions.

2005 - Issue 2

The physical environment can be a source of engagement and learning for young children or it can inhibit learning opportunities. In out of home child care, both center and family-based, the physical environment should support learning as much as possible. How does learning and the physical environment intersect?

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.

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