Cognitive wellbeing optimizes mental performance at a particular moment and also over time. It n
Neuroscience research has shown that environmentally responsible design enhances the cognitive pe
Complex concepts, clear insights
Brief views, important consequences
Leisure environments not best for concentration
Work by Carter and colleagues indicates the value of designing opportunities for people to take periodic walking breaks into workplaces and other environments; for example, by providing headsets so that individuals can speak on the phone while walking and floor plans that streamline the process of walking and talking simultaneously. The Carter-lead team reports that “Decreased cerebrovascular blood flow and function are associated with lower cognitive functioning and increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases. . .
The design of hospital emergency departments can have life-and-death implications, literally. Naccarella and colleagues investigated “design factors that influence informal interprofessional team-based communication within hospital emergency departments. . . . Three key factors influenced the extent to which ED workspaces facilitated informal communication: (1) staff perceptions of privacy, (2) staff perceptions of safety, and (3) staff perceptions of connectedness to ED activity.. .
Workers are clear about what they want
New technology, new benefits
Optimizing human performance of cognitively demanding tasks