Influencing opinions with space design
Soares and colleagues researched which sorts of places people felt they were most likely to have shared knowledge/ideas in. The team learned via data collected at two sorts of Dutch university campuses (inner city ones and “science parks”) that “locations of built environment features influenced creativity between people. . . . ‘creativity’ or ‘creative encounters’ were represented by the act of sharing knowledge and the exchange of ideas with others. . . . At inner-city campuses, creativity was localized in one or two spots, and somewhat dependent on university buildings.
Research linked creativity and walking some time ago. Murali and Handel build on prior studies and report that “Creativity, specifically divergent thinking, has been shown to benefit from unrestrained walking. . . . [during the Murali/Handel project, creativity test] scores were higher during walking than sitting. . . . participants either walked freely or in a restricted path, or sat freely or fixated on a screen. . . . similar to unrestrained [or free] walking, unrestrained sitting also improves divergent thinking. . . .
Content to improve lives and performance
Place-tools to support creativity
Needle and Mallia probe the sorts of workplaces that support creative employees.
In cooperation with a research team at the Technical University of Munich, Stora Enso has released a white paper detailing health and wellbeing benefits of living and working in spaces with wood design elements.
Moving => creativity
Documenting an anticipated outcome