Sweeney, Frow, Payne, and McColl-Kennedy investigated how hospital design influences the wellbeing of both patients and health care professionals. They report that “The hospital servicescape had a greater impact on physical, psychological and existential well-being for professionals than for patients. However, the reverse was true for satisfaction. The new servicescape enhanced the satisfaction and physical and psychological well-being of professionals but only the satisfaction of customers.
Enhance Satisfaction/Quality of Life
Neuroscience research details how walls can enable the lives we've planned, making it more likely that we mingle pleasantly with others, think our best thoughts, feel good mentally and physically, etc.
When neuroscience informs the design of ceilings and floors the likelihood increases that users process and respond to information from the physical world in life-affirming ways.
Wood color, amount, and in-use effects
How much alone time is too much?
Why blue? When blue?
Guiding minds to desired destinations
Reworking the office with RIBA
Extraversion, introversion, and chroma
Our society has been in a “reset period” for the last several years but human brains are still human brains, people are still people, and work is still work. What does neuroscience research say about the best workplaces for today’s users?