People developing or using sound masking systems will be intrigued by Marsh and team’s research related to overheard conversations. The Marsh-lead group determined that “Overhearing a telephone conversation—whereby only one of the two speakers is heard—is subjectively more annoying and objectively more distracting than overhearing a full conversation.
For many groups, effective collaboration is a prerequisite for success. Neuroscience-based design
Demystifying circadian stimulus
Making high performance work at work
Unnava, Sing, and Unnava evaluated how drinking coffee affects groups. Their findings support designing to encourage coffee consumption. The researchers found that “consuming a moderate amount of caffeinated coffee prior to indulging in a group activity enhances an individual’s task-relevant participation in the group activity. In addition, subjective evaluations of the participation of other group members and oneself are also positively influenced.” So, consuming coffee enhanced actual on-task performance as well as impressions of the performance of all meeting attendees.
Insights drawn from cognitive science-based studies of newer workplace forms, in-office movement,
Design can improve the performance of our memories – and that’s important whether we’re at work,
Even in today’s electronics-centric offices, where a person sits relative to other employees stil
Data from 11 case studies, analyzed
Creating satisfying experiences