Research to inform design that supports rehabilitation
Nadkarni and her colleagues confirmed the value of watching nature videos, even in challenging environments.
McKimmie and his colleagues probed how courtroom design influences opinions of defendants.
On its website (address below) the Center for Active Design shares a case study focused on the active design components of the Superior Court of California, San Benito County in Hollister, CA.
Designing to smooth prisoner/guard interactions.
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Technische Universität Dresden have studied stress and reached the conclusion that “stress is contagious.”
"Soft architecture" improves prison visitor centers.
Environmental psychologists have, for some time, acknowledged that eye contact plays a role in forming bonds between individuals.
Brown and Curhan were curious about the influence of being energized physically on negotiations.
Researchers at Rensselaer’s Lighting Research Center have found that exposing people to reddish light during the “post-lunch dip” can be advantageous.