Experience, alertness effects
Plants promote wellbeing and ...
New research confirms that scents we smell as we learn and sleep influence our cognitive performance.
Insights for aligning culture and workplace design
Researchers at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer and the US General Services Administration (GSA) conducted important research related to at-work alertness and nighttime sleep.
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.
Organizations worldwide are revamping their social and physical environments to foster collaboration among users; insights that will boost performance and financial return are expected to flow from these efforts. Using neuroscience research to inform design drives colleagues—in offices, healthcare facilities, schools, and elsewhere—to high performance, collaborative outcomes.
Aligning activities and materials
Perceptions and realities
Neuroscientists have extensively studied how workplace design can optimize both user performance and quality-of-life. A careful review of their research shows that there are 22 key issues to keep top-of-mind during the workplace design and management process.