Affinity Health uses new materials to quiet an emergency room.
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Training in the same sort of environment is useful for tasks that require intense focus, such as surgery.
What design elements affect playground use? What defines a well-designed primary school? What features do children want in common hospital spaces? Recent studies answer these questions.
Research conducted at the University of Missouri has linked increasing children’s activity levels to improved student attention spans and a reduction in discipline problems.
The author summarizes much of the most important environmental psychology research related to the design of learning spaces, and her 2004 e-book remains valuable.
Spoken language is inherently distracting.
The physical environments around us broadcast all sorts of messages.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed classrooms that support student use of their own laptops during classes that require access to computers.
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has created a valuable resource for designers of primary schools.
Several recent articles have probed the importance of integrating nature into academic design.