Rosen reviews recent research on multitasking.
Children have particular concerns about hospital spaces that are designed for their use.
A review the existing research on the influence of visual art on patient experiences provides practical guidance.
Individuals working in spaces with live interior plants or window views have significantly higher levels of job satisfaction than people who work in spaces without live plants or windows.
When CO Architects worked with cancer patients to design the Peter and Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic in Tuscon, they learned “how sensitive the patients are during their illness; their bodies are fragile and they often have a heightened sense of smell while undergoing treatment.”
Kate Bonsall, of the Institute of Work Psychology at the University of Sheffield, presented a paper at the recent annual meeting of the Division of Occupational Psychology of the British Psychological Society that cast doubt on the value of hot desking.
Welsh and his colleagues have recently completed a study with implications for the design of open workplaces.
After listening to live guitar music with vocal accompaniment for 30 minutes, on average, pediatric hospital patients (aged 3 months to 14 years) had higher blood oxygen levels than before they listened to the music.
Being exposed to bright light at specific points during the day increases the length of time that people with dementia remain asleep at night.
The façade of medical buildings influences the perceived quality of medical care and expected comfort level to be experienced within the structure.