When SEI, a leading provider of investment accounting and administrative services, developed a workplace environment consistent with its organizational culture, it reaped significant rewards.
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Peacock interviewed residents of naturally-built homes about the experience of living in these structures and noted several themes in their comments.
Smelling sweet smells associated with sweet tasting foods (such as caramel) increases pain tolerance.
Aslam’s research has identified current color associations in a number of cultures.
Desmet and Hekkert identify the three elements of subjective experience present during human-product interaction; these intertwined components of experience are also relevant to response to places.
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) encourages urban planners to incorporate reasonable levels of risk into public spaces, by making users risk-aware.
Patricia Rizzo, the manager of the residential lighting program at Rennsalear Polytechnic Institute summarizes important research findings applicable to lighting spaces used by older individuals in a recent article for Ultimate Home Design (issue 7, January/February 2007).
The Continental Automated Building Association (CABA) Internet Home Alliance Research Council polled 602 homeowners 25-64 years old with broadband access and household incomes of over $35,000 a year to learn more about how they are using their kitchens today and what technological innovations they would be most interested in adding to their kitchens.
Researchers have found that music in used in three ways by listeners.
In an interesting study investigating color associations (in the context of selecting colors for medicinal pills) in 11 countries (in North and South America, Asia, and Europe), Lechner, Harrington, and Simonoff noted associations to particular hues.