Lessons learned from the design of operating rooms can be applied to other areas where thoughtful production work is performed.
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Service providers can reinforce consumer perceptions of the quality of their services through the design of physical environments, reports a case study of the Mayo Clinic.
Recent research on aesthetic preference has shown that “people prefer novel designs as long as the novelty does not affect typicality."
When artwork is viewed alongside short descriptions of the painter’s style, viewers perceive an increase in meaningfulness and pleasingness of those paintings.
When presented with a turning decision, people tend to turn toward their dominant hand, and turn in ways consistent with the car-driving regulations of their homeland.
In a British study, hospital patients reported that they felt it was important to retain some control over their physical environment. Maintaining desired levels of privacy and community with other patients were also important to the patients studied.
Ambient environment is significantly related to environmental satisfaction, and environmental satisfaction is a significant predictor of overall hospital satisfaction.
The National Academy of Sciences, the American Institute of Architects, and the Vinyl Institute coordinated the first Neuroscience and Health Facilities Workshop in Woods Hole, MA, August 13–15, 2002
Some designers of hospital environments have fully recognized the influence of sensory stimulation on patient experience and recovery rates.
A recent article in the “Education Life” section of The New York Times discusses the new electronic devices that are replacing traditional display methods, such as blackboards, in schools.