What matters to workers
Promote Physical Health/Improve Health Outcomes
Willingness to pay for features
Gola and teammates studied how 20-30 minutes of contact with nature influences wellbeing. They learned that “The Scientific Community . . . has already demonstrated the importance of greenery and nature on the psychophysical well-being of people and, in a moment of emergency, contact with the nature can be therapeutic and quite influential on the mental health of staff subject to stress.During the lockdown, an Italian multidisciplinary working group promoted an experience-based survey . . .for measuring the psychophysical well-being of hospital staff.. .
Key effects of light intensity
Four sorts of energy affected
Music, exercise, and thinking hard
Elzeyadi probed preferences for workplace views and the wellbeing-related consequences of particular views. He reports that “Results suggest that the current classification of views into two types: views of nature versus urban views is misleading and does not realistically represent the typical content of the views. Instead, a scaled dimension and metric to evaluate views based on their composition and content of their attributes is more accurate. . .
Eijkelenboom, Oritz, and Bluyssen studied links between environmental design and health-related issues. They determined via data collected through onsite visits and a survey distributed to people working in various sections of Dutch healthcare facilities that “building-related aspects that were associated with dry eyes and headaches were work in an office versus consultation room and the absence of windows to the façade and corridor.
The design of the spaces where we eat has a powerful effect on what we consume. Design-relevant neuroscience research can encourage preferred eating behaviors, at home and elsewhere.
Blending biology, psychology, sociology, and design