The End of Sitting workplace is nothing if not unique and thought-provoking.
Support Mental Restoration/Ease Stress
Rawal studied how much greenery is necessary to support recovery from stressful situations.
There are clear advantages to exercising in green environments.
Research conducted with children may indicate a way to at least partially compensate for lack of nature views in areas where people are likely to feel stressed.
Cognitive scientists have thoroughly investigated how design can help us restock our levels of mental energy after we’ve depleted them doing knowledge work and other focused thinking. Researchers' findings can be used to develop spaces where people work to their full potential and live their best lives.
A number of both useful and important healthcare design-related studies were published during the last year.
Age and effects
Wang and Ackerman studied factors that influence how crowded people feel in a space.
Kuper investigated the cognitive refreshment/restoration related implications of viewing different sorts of nature scenes.
Sky matters, and so do window boxes . . .