Designing spaces that will be used frequently by teenagers requires a great deal of careful planning.
Increase Security-Safely/Perceived Security-Safety
Want people to obey the rules, do the right thing, keep out of mischief and just generally, behave in socially acceptable ways? Environmental neuroscientists have done a lot of research on how design can encourage space and object users to be on their best behavior—insights from their studies can be applied in practice.
Researchers have found that people’s sense of balance is impaired when they talk on cell phones – another reason to make sure circulation spaces, plazas, and the like, are free of trip hazards, etc.
Researchers at Louisiana State University have studied links between parents’ concerns about neighborhoods and the amount of time their children spend playing outdoors.
Smart Growth America investigated incidents in which pedestrians were hit by cars
Haque’s research determined that people are just as distracted when driving and talking on the phone hands free as they are when driving and holding their phone as they talk.
Research presented at the American Psychological Association’s (APA) annual conference by Patricia Hasbach provides compelling evidence of the benefits of viewing nature videos.
People with different personality traits—particularly differences related to sensation seeking (described below)—seem to respond in different ways to seeing the color red.
A timely introduction to designing out danger
Reducing lighting in an outdoor environment does not necessarily affect wellbeing there.