Live or recorded makes a difference
Support Mental Restoration/Ease Stress
Research by Jiang, Schmillen, and Sullivan confirms that not all experiences outdoors have the same effect on our brains.
Kong and colleagues studied visual glare and design in an open-plan office via a post-occupancy evaluation.
Hyun, Sliwinski, and Smyth have learned that anticipating stressful situations has the same sort of negative effects on our cognitive performance as actually experiencing stress.
On-street atmosphere, links to design
Stressed, by design
Findings that prevent crowding
Build in exploration
Quantifying the effects of applying basic principles
Having parks near workplaces where employees can walk for 15 minutes at lunchtime can be good for business—and so can creating an at-work space where people can do relaxation exercises.