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Radio-frequency tracking devices attached to grocery carts have shown that people move through a grocery store in a different manner than was previously thought.
The National Center for Boundless Playgrounds®, the first national nonprofit dedicated to opening the world of play to children of all abilities, is pleased to announce new Playground Industry Partners.
One widely held tenet of better building design is the importance of learning from the successes and deficiencies of current or just-built projects. Often such learning has been done during a post-occupancy evaluation (POE). Several articles cover new approaches to eliciting and implementing project feedback.
The aim of a healing garden is to provide a place of respite and renewal. Yet such a goal has to include the different needs of patients, visitors, and staff. An evaluation of how three healing gardens at a pediatric cancer center were used and appreciated provides insight into maximizing the use of healing gardens for these diverse populations.
This article examines the source of concern over decorative fountains and water features in hospital environments and raises questions about whether or not evidence exists to substantiate these concerns.
After an extensive review of the literature and their own professional experiences, two elder-care researchers have reached conclusions about the design of dining spaces in senior living facilities.
People who walk for health may prefer different features in the environment than do those who commute by foot.
After a review of empirical research, as opposed to popular sentiment, researchers can state definitively that in an acute-care setting private rooms provide several benefits.
Researchers in Melbourne, Australia, have determined the distribution of native and exotic birds differed in four general types of urban habitats.
Several surveys by professional organizations may indicate that the era of the “Not So Big” house may have dawned.