The book begins by outlining the common design mistakes with the modern open plan office and the industry focus on the cost that has resulted in the ill-fated Workplace Zoo. The requirements of office-based workers according to psychological theory and research are then explained. Dr Oseland references historical studies in psychophysics to describe how to design environmental conditions (acoustics, lighting, temperature, indoor air quality) that enhance performance by supporting basic physiological needs. More contemporary research in environmental psychology investigates how cognition affects our interpretation and response to physical stimuli depending on personality, context, attitude and other personal factors. This in turn informs individual requirements for the environmental conditions as well as group needs. Studies in evolutionary psychology and biophilia are also referenced.
- Don’t forget the IAPS 2024 Conference submission deadline – 15 December 2023!
- Book release: SUSTAINABILITY AND ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION IN THE POST-COVID ERA: Challenges and Opportunities in the Face of Climate Change and Energy Transition
- Invitation – Prof David Canter guest speaker – 22th November 2023 – `Why do we leave it so late? The significance of the rules of place for climate change`.
- HANDBOOK OF TRANSDISCIPLINARITY: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
- Please, find attached the PDF version of the book on “Sustainability and Ecological Transition in the Post-Covid Era”