Research results from a study of waiting room design in outpatient medical facilities can be extrapolated to the design of any waiting area.
In this study, researchers comprehensively examined how color hue, saturation, and brightness relate to viewer pleasure and energy level.
This article expolores the effect of two different sorts of gambling environments on emotional experience.
Both Talen and Craw et al. recently have completed research related to the design of optimal urban spaces. While Craw and her colleagues have investigated issues related to the graffiti afflicting many areas, Talen has looked more holistically at developing measures for well-designed urban spaces.
Splashes of colored light in the night skies can be pleasant or unpleasant, just as colors and lights can be used effectively in indoor spaces. One recent article discusses use of colored lights outdoors, while a second discusses the use of color and light in hospital spaces.
The appropriate designs for psychological counseling spaces and adolescent care facilities have not been extensively researched. Designing each of these types of places presents special challenges, and two recent research projects provide insights that can be useful to people creating these sorts of environments.
In 1987, Kaplan outlined the components of preferred outdoor physical environments and related these aspects of our preferred environments to humankind’s evolutionary past.
A comprehensive new resource examines lighting quality and perception and their relation to work performace outcomes.
This insightful article broadly reviews the influence of the physical environment on child development.
Shopping malls continue to be an interesting venue for wayfinding research. The conclusions, though, can be applied in a wide variety of pedestrian applications.