Why go to the mall? Two articles examine shopper motivation and how shoppers' mall memories and preferences affect shopping behavior.
Arthur Stamps (Institute of Environmental Quality) studied enclosure using visual simulations with three varied properties: height of enclosure, permeability, and the perceived area of the enclosure.
Researchers have determined that distances judged along a horizontal surface seem shorter when a discontinuity in the surface is produced in certain ways.
Research is still critical to understanding how the environment can help support those with dementia and their families. Recent studies look at several sucessful indoor design interventions and provide outdoor design guidelines.
Design Psychology makes use of the emotional factor in people’s responses to the environment. In fact, design psychology is unique in its recognition of the critical role emotion plays in the way people react to their physical surroundings.
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.
What are the most important benefits sought by zoo visitors? What can surveys and a post-occupancy evalutation reveal about zoo design?
In today’s urban environments, sound reduction often can make outdoor spaces more comfortable for people. One method is to block sound through dense vegetation to reduce sound spillover.
New federal privacy standards that went into effect in April have repercussions for hospitals, pharmacies, physician offices, and other health care facilities.