Lighter environments seem more open.
Finlay and her colleagues have assessed behavior in casino environments, with a special focus on at-risk gambling intentions.
For some time, nightlights with red bulbs have been recommended by healthcare designers and other professionals.
Providing workers with control of aspects of their physical environments has clear psychological benefits.
Researchers at the University of Toronto are studying the influence of the ambient environments in maternity labor rooms on the birthing experience.
Lighting office spaces is complex. People prefer daylight in general, but not all daylighting solutions are equally desireable. Lighting desingers must also consider the mix of direct and indirect light in offices.
Winterbottom and Wilkins effectively review lighting conditions in British classrooms and relate the details of their findings to established best practices in classroom lighting.
Occupant satisfaction is higher in green buildings.
Shapiro and colleagues studied the responses of children with developmental disabilities (ages 6-11) and typical children of similar ages to dentists’ offices with sensory adapted environments.
Scientists have developed a pioneering tool that can be used to predict and determine the intensity of light pollution.