Sacks reports research indicating that visual monotony can be dangerous.
Increase Security-Safely/Perceived Security-Safety
Dumbaugh and Zhang took the unique approach of investigating how urban areas can be designed to be safe for people over age 75, whether they’re drivers or pedestrians.
Lighting and overall design influence how safe people feel.
Dischinger and Filho make the discussion of designing for different sensory capabilities concrete.
The Center for Health Design has related a new report on factors that contribute to patient falls in hospitals (“Contribution of the Designed Environment to Fall Risk in Hospitals”).
Research recently completed by the Interactive Autism Network and lead by Dr. Paul Law, indicates that nearly half, of children with autism wander – or run- out of their homes, schools, etc., “and more than half of these children go missing.”
The Center for Health Design has release a new study, available without charge at the web address noted below, which reports that “it is essential to focus on patient safety during the facility pre-design phase, as decisions made during this time affect all key decisions made later in the project.”
This is a book that should not only inform the design of secure settings, but all environments in which humans need to feel comfortable and secure.
Maxwell and Schectman comprehensively evaluated student perceptions of school building quality and the educational repercussions of those assessments.
Troy and his colleagues investigated the relationship between tree cover and crime.