The North Carolina State Building Commission has now been authorized, to establish POE rules for various bodies within the responsibility of the State Construction Office. This is believed to be the first POE requirement at the state level.
Any Designed Environment
Hypersonic Sound Systems (HSS) can focus sound into a very specific location.
Although several interesting products were shown at this year’s NeoCon show, in general the contract furniture industry seemed to be biding its time, and conserving its resources until sales for this economically depressed industry rebound.
Recent research again indicates that aquariums have a positive influence on human experience.
Programming, the planning and design of space, is generally viewed as a system of processing information, of setting out design directions that will accommodate the needs of the user, the client, the designer, or the developer. Although most practitioners have stressed the importance of user/client participation, direct involvement of the user has received insufficient attention.
Service providers can reinforce consumer perceptions of the quality of their services through the design of physical environments, reports a case study of the Mayo Clinic.
Recent research on aesthetic preference has shown that “people prefer novel designs as long as the novelty does not affect typicality."
When artwork is viewed alongside short descriptions of the painter’s style, viewers perceive an increase in meaningfulness and pleasingness of those paintings.
School and training room environments have a significant influence on student experience. This topic has received a significant amount of attention recently, with several articles and a book exploring how different aspects of the physical environment can enhance learning.
When presented with a turning decision, people tend to turn toward their dominant hand, and turn in ways consistent with the car-driving regulations of their homeland.