Designers ask others to respond to sets of options regularly, for example, for selections from design options or when answering survey or interview questions.
Several features of the garden are worth review.
Bagchi and Davis have completed research on how the manner in which options are presented influences choices made, which complements existing work in the field.
Designers collecting information before beginning to plan projects, particularly workplace ones, often ask the people who will use a space about their work – and all designers need to effectively plan their own schedules.
People developing environmentally responsible spaces should review Baird’s latest book, Sustainable Building in Practice.
Several recent studies have assessed best practices for school design, particularly design that encourages students to exercise.
If you are considering doing a post-occupancy evaluation (POE) and want to review an exemplary one, take a look at the article cited below, by Shepley and colleagues.
Not all open floor plans are created equal.
Design suggestions for child-safe environments are shared not only to aid designers in their current projects, but with the hope that they may someday be incorporated into a more comprehensive set of standards for safety in children’s facilities.
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.