A classic article on the environmental effects of noise found that noise levels typical of open offices increases stress.
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When positive distractions are introduced into the work environments at long-term care facilities, workers perceive that their physical work environments have been improved.
Evidence has shown that ergonomic interventions can decrease worker discomfort, but can they increase productivity? Are ergonomic guidelines being ignored in schools?
Juanita Dugdale addresses the current discussion about whether labyrinths can promote psychological and physical healing.
Research is still critical to understanding how the environment can help support those with dementia and their families. Recent studies look at several sucessful indoor design interventions and provide outdoor design guidelines.
The physical features of the indoor work environment are closely linked to human behaviors such as creativity, teamwork, and leadership.
Recent research again indicates that aquariums have a positive influence on human experience.
Stress increases in toddlers at day care centers when inadequate space is available per child.
Although much is known about park-user demographics, this research investigates visitors by determining their underlying motivations.
Achieving business success depends on the work activities and behaviors of individuals, teams, and groups. We start with our clients’ business goals and measure how well office design supports these.