Doodling counters daydreaming.
Classic research on the use of art in healthcare facilities is expanded through new studies.
The agenda at HealthcareDesign.08 had insightful discussions of how human beings interact with their surroundings.
Shapiro and colleagues studied the responses of children with developmental disabilities (ages 6-11) and typical children of similar ages to dentists’ offices with sensory adapted environments.
Clay, writing in the Monitor on Psychology, reports information indicating that neither adults nor children can effectively perform several tasks at the same time.
Susan Rodiek has developed an instrument to assess staff and resident experience of outdoor spaces at assisted living facilities.
A review of the evidence-based design research finds hospitals have benefited.
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has a methodology to assess medical facilities.
When people listen to music that they have selected, they experience less pain.
The Center for Health Design has initiated a continuing discussion of noise in hospitals.