The September 2003 issue of the American Journal of Public Health focuses on the influence of the built environment on health.
ASID has identified significant social, technological, organizational, business, and political trends that will influence the market for interior design services in the years ahead.
Research is still critical to understanding how the environment can help support those with dementia and their families. Recent studies look at several sucessful indoor design interventions and provide outdoor design guidelines.
Researchers designed a hospital waiting area that is associated with more positive assessments of the physical environment, improved mood, enhanced physiological state, and more satisfaction with the environment than the standard waiting room.
Consumers are very concerned about selecting the “perfect” colors for their homes, while research has further clarified the complex role of color in retail environments.
You may have heard the design maxim that the most preferred designs are visually neither too simple, nor too complex—but is that true?
In today’s urban environments, sound reduction often can make outdoor spaces more comfortable for people. One method is to block sound through dense vegetation to reduce sound spillover.
What influence does urban design have on human health at the scale of individual buildings and surroundings, neighborhoods, and towns and regions? Laura Jackson (National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, EPA) surveyed the literature.
The popular press is devoting a lot of attention to the possible dangers of mold, which is keeping the issue top-of-mind with individuals and firms.
Lab designers are now fully incorporating research-backed workplace design principles that have been used successfully in office spaces into the high-science/high-tech environments they are creating.