Spaces communicate nonverbally – we’ve known that for some time – but sometimes there’s debate about exactly what they're saying.
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How do the items on display in a therapist’s office influence the way that therapist is perceived?
Researchers Sandra Whitehouse, James W. Varner, Michael Seid, Clare Cooper Marcus, Mary Jane Ensberg, Jennifer Jacobs and Robyn Mehlenbeck examined the Leichtag Healing Garden at the Children’s Hospital and Health Center in San Diego to identify aspects of gardens that relax and heal. Originally published in Issue 3, 2002.
Fred Dust and Patrice Martin, both of IDEO, have learned a lot about the design of effective workspaces through their observational research at hotels.
The agenda at HealthcareDesign.08 had insightful discussions of how human beings interact with their surroundings.
Patrons prefer different restaurant seats under different situations.
Several recent articles have addressed the relationship between home-based work and the experience of being home.
Recreational shoppers are interested in experiencing a different sort of environment than task-oriented shoppers.
This article examines the source of concern over decorative fountains and water features in hospital environments and raises questions about whether or not evidence exists to substantiate these concerns.
Researchers have determined that pregnant women value perceived hominess in a birthing center and have identified several features that contribute to a perception of hominess.