Hand Temperature and Space Use
Warmer better for women, cooler better for men
Scientists have linked gender to differences in how people experience the physical environment. Being familiar with these differences enables designers to fine tune the development of objects and spaces that will be used primarily by one gender and also to understand how males and females can more pleasantly share their worlds.
Research recently published in Current Biologyindicates that men and women respond to places associated with chronic pain differently.
Dennis and colleagues investigated links between gender and shopping style and their findings have implications for retail design when it is more likely that a particular gender will shop at a particular website/location/etc.
Hirst and Schabenland studied the effects of office design on employees’ psychological comfort.
Significant variations in IEQ satisfaction identified
Boone, Gong, and Hegarty identified differences in how men and women travel through space.
Gill and Lei studied how stereotypes influence responses to products and how color affects those reactions.
Who likes what varies, a lot