Heerwagen, J. H. & G. Orians, 1986, Adaptations to windowlessness: a study of the use of visual decor in windowed and windowless offices, in: Environment and Behavior, 18, 4
- Author : Heerwagen, J. H. & G. Orians
- Year : 1986
- Journal/Series : Environment and Behavior
- Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 4
- Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 18
- Pages : 623-639
- Abstract in English : This research examines the use of visual material to decorate windowed and windowless offices. The result of this study underscore people’s apparent strong need for contact with nature in some form. The number of landscapes and nature –dominated visual materials in the windowless office spaces in this study clearly indicates that people want to see the natural world even if the contact is a surrogate one provided by posters and paintings. This study suggests that visual contact with the natural world may be more crucial to the psychological comfort of office occupants than has been suspected.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: window view, environmental psychology, workplaces, well-being. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.