Often workplaces are redesigned during periods of organizational change and research released by the American Psychological Association indicates that organizational change can be very stressful.
Support Mental Restoration/Ease Stress
Smell orange, feel less stress
The lighting in hospital intensive care units influences patients' wellbeing, even a year after they are discharged from the hospital.
During too many meetings, whatever people have gathered to do just doesn’t get accomplished. Science-informed design of meeting rooms can change that and make group gatherings more effective.
Façades are more than just skins that surround a structure. Their design influences the thoughts and behaviors of viewers, sometimes without their knowledge. Cognitive science research can be used to make it more likely that the designs of façades send chosen messages and encourage desired behaviors, inside and out.
When people move, they burn off calories. Slimming our waistlines isn’t all that moving does for us, however. Research consistently shows, for example, that when we’re walking we think more clearly, creatively and productively (whether inside or outdoors), and get along better with others.
Sharing isn't always a good idea
Different places on the planet => different preferences
Taylor and Spehar report that seeing moderately complex fractals reduces stress
Hearing nature sounds does indeed relax people who are stressed.