Researchers from Michigan State University have more good news about green buildings.
Sadler and his colleagues have developed a “toolkit for leaders to use when considering a major building project, as well as a proposed return-on-investment framework to evaluate the business case for each EBD [evidence-based design] feature included.”
Researchers at the University of Toronto are studying the influence of the ambient environments in maternity labor rooms on the birthing experience.
Just like other professionals, designers regularly need to name a product or service.
Think the language you are speaking doesn’t influence how you perceive space? Think again.
Fred Dust and Patrice Martin, both of IDEO, have learned a lot about the design of effective workspaces through their observational research at hotels.
When people shift their gaze in a particular direction, their perception of time is altered – a fact that can be usefully applied by designers creating spaces such as retail cash wraps where people will likely need to wait for service.
Music and other sounds present have a significant influence on how humans experience a space.
Psychological empathy and physical empathy (the ability to imagine another person’s physical experience moving through a space) seem to be positively related.
People are more likely to comply with a request when it is delivered to their right ear, and, in general, prefer that other people speak into their right ear.