Mandeno and Baxter conducted interviews with people who have worked at coworking locations for at least 3 months to learn more about connections forged between people using these worksites. One of the barriers to human connectivity identified was atmosphere, “an all-encompassing barrier that refers to aspects of the physical space that may hinder the process of connecting. Participants mentioned everything from seating to lighting . . . to the coffee space . . . to spaces feeling cheap . . . claustrophobic . . . and lacking privacy. . .
Promote Social Behavior/Support Diversity
Combatting loneliness with heat
Improving the lives of canines' best friends
Signaling extraversion and openness to experience
Effects on employee bonds matter
Opinions of others affected
Research completed by Inagaki and Human confirms that there are ties between physical and social warmth.
Assessments streamline socializing
Negami and colleagues investigated the psychological repercussions of urban design.