Dimensions of person-window transactions in the hospital environment

Verderber, S., 1986, Dimensions of person-window transactions in the hospital environment, in: Environment and Behavior, 18, 4

  • Author : Verderber, S.
  • 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 : 450-466
  • Abstract in English : The impact of window view in hospital environments has been investigated. The results of this investigation, rooted in a functionalist-evolutionary theory of human functioning in the physical environment, indicate that the absence of meaningful contact with the external world vis-a-vis windows poses an unwarranted architectural barrier, despite major advances in other aspects of barrier-free design achieved in the past decade. The research has distilled an array of factors that can help in improving functional design in hospitals.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: environmental psychology, window view, well-being, health, preferences. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research. The paper is not on nature or planting design, but supports understanding of environmental psychological aspect important to planting design and landscaping.