When planning healing heathcare outdoor spaces, here are succinct lists of features to include, and features to avoid.
Enhance Satisfaction/Quality of Life
Research results from a study of waiting room design in outpatient medical facilities can be extrapolated to the design of any waiting area.
Conditions on the uninsulated floor are much more conducive to the growth of dust mites than those on insulated floors.
In 2005, we conducted privacy studies for office workers at a large Midwestern manufacturer to determine what architectural privacy features impacted individual and group privacy across several job types. In the process, we learned several interesting things that designers can apply immediately to enhance perceived privacy in the workplace.
The appropriate designs for psychological counseling spaces and adolescent care facilities have not been extensively researched. Designing each of these types of places presents special challenges, and two recent research projects provide insights that can be useful to people creating these sorts of environments.
Personal control over the physical workspace led to higher perceived group cohesiveness and job satisfaction.
While certainly lifestyle choices and other factors influence health, urban planners and landscape architects have long espoused the need for interconnected pedestrian networks to promote public health. Greenways are one strategy to create pedestrian connections.
A comprehensive new resource examines lighting quality and perception and their relation to work performace outcomes.
People's responses to specific neighborhoods and outdoor areas can vary greatly, and these subjective reactions are often difficult to quantify. A new tool, though, may help.
Recent work has probed perceptions of privacy in the workplace. Participants with higher partitions around their workplaces had significantly higher levels of perceived privacy.