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.
A recent review of literature published since 1972 indicates that individuals working in open workspaces have lower levels of privacy and job satisfaction.
Alzheimer’s patients seem sensitive to the sun’s waning, as the sun’s setting can trigger or increase disruptive behaviors.
A new review has combed the available research literature to collect information relevant to the design of neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).
Sarah Susanka describes the basic architectural principles that create a homelike setting.
The National Research Council (NRC) of Canada has recently completed its COPE (Cost-effective Open-Plan Environments) project for workplace environments.
Researchers designed a hospital waiting area that is associated with more positive assessments of the physical environment, improved mood, enhanced physiological state, and more satisfaction with the environment than the standard waiting room.
Some things psychological science can teach retailers.
School and training room environments have a significant influence on student experience. This topic has received a significant amount of attention recently, with several articles and a book exploring how different aspects of the physical environment can enhance learning.
In a British study, hospital patients reported that they felt it was important to retain some control over their physical environment. Maintaining desired levels of privacy and community with other patients were also important to the patients studied.