Coordinating design with organizational culture sends clear signals to space users about how an organization “thinks and behaves.” It enhances user wellbeing and cognitive performance; culture-inconsistent design stresses users, compromising their mental and physical health and comfort.
When all participants can effectively and efficiently communicate with each other, conversations help us manage our world and resolve differences in opinions. Design can make it more likely that constructive discussions take place.
In studies published during the last three years (2015 to 2017), cognitive scientists have thoroughly investigated how people experience environmentally responsible design and its effects on their welfare and wellbeing. This article summarizes their findings on “living green.”
People interested in developing health-promoting cities gathered in London for the first Healthy City International Congress and Exhibition.
Perceptions and temperature related
Motion affects evaluations
Certifying is not satisfying
Workplace options => opinions and behaviors
Some pluses, some minuses
Efficiency tied to feeling comfortable
Oseland reports design priorities
Art and creativity, linked
Understand technology's role in past, and future, design
Learn about flavor, design better spaces/objects