further reading – colour & surface

Colour & Surface
‘The spectrums of different colours can [be] highly affecting on human mood and cognitive performance’
– Yildirim K., Akalin-Baskaya A., Hidayetoglu M.L., 2007,’ Effects of indoor color on mood and cognitive performance’, Building and Environment, Vol.42, No.9, pp. 3233-3240.

‘Sound-reflecting surfaces typical of hospitals cause sounds to echo, overlap, and linger or have long reverberation times’
– Blomkvist, V., Eriksen, C. A., Theorell, T., Ulrich, R. S., & Rasmanis, G. (in press, 2004). Acoustics and psychosocial environment in coronary intensive care. Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

‘Facilities are using color, images, and signage to better orient patients and families and help them find their destination.’
– Creating Optimal Healing Environments in a Health Care Setting.  By Terri Zborowsky, R.N., Ph.D., and Mary Jo Kreitzer, Ph.D., R.N.