Japanese researchers have recently determined that lemon, mango, and lavender scents (all of which contain linalool) are relaxing.
Arthur Stamps has recently published additional findings from his continuing research on perceived spaciousness.
We sometimes assess objects based on the other objects around them, and sometimes we don’t.
A new national survey has found that “nearly two-thirds of consumers would be willing to pay a 10% or higher premium for a home with a number of green features.
It has been clear for some time that when students are in noisy classrooms they do not learn as well as when classrooms are quieter.
For years psychologists have realized that people’s heart beats and breathing rate quickly synchronize to the sounds that they hear around them.
In the May issue of Healthcare Design, Philips Healthcare reports on the activities of its Ambient Experience team.
Researchers affiliated with the Center for Health Design present a valuable methodology that can be used by “agents of cultural change” and facility designers to coordinate their activities.
People often bond socially by discussing common cultural elements, according to Fast, Heath, and Wu.
Many spatial references have clear positive or negative associations.