Green environments around schools, such as green playgrounds and window views, might help ADD children, or even all children, function more effectively.
Improve Mood/Increase Feelings of Wellbeing
Tove Fjeld and his associates looked at how plants affected the health of office workers, while Larissa Larsen and her associates examined how indoor plants affected students in an office setting.
Dean Thompson , Joseph Weber and Kevin Juozapavicius reviewed studies and interviewed residents of an assisted living facility to better understand the residents’ visitors, their pattern of activities, and how those patterns affected the residents’ well-being.
Researchers Sandra Whitehouse, James W. Varner, Michael Seid, Clare Cooper Marcus, Mary Jane Ensberg, Jennifer Jacobs and Robyn Mehlenbeck examined the Leichtag Healing Garden at the Children’s Hospital and Health Center in San Diego to identify aspects of gardens that relax and heal. Originally published in Issue 3, 2002.
How can the physical environment change doctor-patient communication? How should amublatory care facilities be designed?
Architects, designers, workplace planners, and others working with Steelcase researchers feel they have identified the essential steps required to effectively convey brand and culture in a workplace.
As Richardson and her colleagues describe, “Sleep is essential for human survival and sleep deprivation is detrimental to health and well being.”
Ju and Takayama have extensively investigated how people respond emotionally to doors that open automatically.
Nonverbal messages may not be clear to all observers, especially when different cultures are involved.
Vili Lehdonvirta’s doctoral dissertation at the Helsinki University of Technology confirms that we use our possessions to communicate important information about ourselves, whether those possessions are real or virtual.