Researchers noted long ago that men and women differ in ways that they prefer to personalize their environments.
Recent research indicates that brief, brisk (but not running) walks can enhance our ability to remember things.
Designers are regularly asked to create spaces for confidential conversations to take place.
Seating options provided make it more likely that people will sit with good or bad posture, and recent research indicates that posture is particularly important in healthcare settings.
Researchers at the Kellogg School of Management (Adam Galinksy and Li Huang) have found that “when bodily expressions are in conflict with one’s actual feelings . . . people become more likely to accept and embrace atypical ideas.”
What does office personalization imply to a patient? How do different user groups view hospital pediatric settings?
Can design change our minds about washing our hands?
Research that will be published in December in the Journal of Consumer Research, authored by Dan King and Chris Janiszewski, indicates that human mood influences the experience of pleasure.
A recent study conducted in surgical operating rooms produced findings that are consistent with previous research indicating that workplace distractions can have negative implications.
Designers can have a significant influence on the level of acoustical shielding between spaces and new research indicates just how important that shielding can be.