Nature-based stress busters
Weir reports on the findings of numerous studies that have established the psychological value of nature-based experiences.
Elevating learning and wellbeing
The cognitive science research is clear – using natural elements (for example, materials, sounds, light, plants, fresh air, and water) in interior spaces has positive consequences for how people think and behave. What scientists have learned about nature-based experiences can inform design that enhances wellbeing and cognitive performance and encourages worthwhile life experiences.
Moran determined that nature experiences, “real” or via images, have a restorative effect on people in prison, they seem to reduce their mental fatigue.
Neuroscience makes it clear that biophilic design supports positive life experiences. It has been shown to boost cognitive, emotional, and social outcomes at work, at home, and elsewhere. This review outlines how to comprehensively apply the principles of biophilic design to align the forms of objects and spaces with fundamental human life goals/motivations.
Africa, Heerwagen, Loftness, and Balagtas identify ways that biophilic design can support the wellbeing of people and the planet.
Scaling and contrast investigated
Plants are a plus!
Natural elements, mental state, and popularity