Meredith and colleagues investigated the mental health consequences of college students spending time in nature.
Enhance Satisfaction/Quality of Life
Research published in Sustainabilityindicates that even apparently low levels of outdoor light at night can degrade human lives.
2019 study focuses on privacy
Choe, Jorgensen, and Sheffield investigated mindfulness in the presence of different images, some depicting more natural spaces than others.
Krauss and teammates evaluated how the context in which art is shown influences human responses to it via a study in an actual museum.
McArthur simulated the experience of being in “large offices in all climate zones . . . with various outdoor air rates,” and documented the significant performance/economic benefits that result from relatively high outdoor air ventilation rates.
Paton and colleagues investigated human responses to sounds that water can make.
Jeon and Jo studied the effects of visual and acoustic information on satisfaction with urban environments and it is likely that their findings are applicable in other contexts.
Cognitive scientists have identified core human motivations, one of which is to bond with others; and trust is crucial for establishing and maintaining links between people. Research has determined how space and object design can strengthen both interpersonal bonds and trust.