Examination of How and Why Over-the-Bed Tables Are Used: Use Cases and Needs from Healthcare Providers

March 31, 2014     Joe Manganelli, PhD; Anthony Threatt, PhD; Johnell O. Brooks, PhD; Stan Healy, DHA, NHA, FACHE; Jessica Merino, MS; Paul Yanik, PhD; Ian Walker, PhD; and Keith Green, RA, PhD

When the World Is Closing In: Effects of Perceived Room Brightness and Communicated Threat During Patient-Physician Interaction

November 15, 2013     Vanessa Okken, MSc; Thomas van Rompay, PhD; and Ad Pruyn, PhD

Considering Human Factors When Designing for Safety

June 26, 2013     Jaynelle F. Stichler, DNSc, EDAC, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN

Letter to the Editors: Lighting for Different Healthcare Settings

June 26, 2013     Frederick M. Marks, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Six Sigma Green Belt
According to Michael White, “Light should be interpreted as an architectural material.” Mr. White made his pronouncement at the Annual Conference of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture in September 2012, and went on to say that in addition to being economically sound and...

Book Review: Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety, Second Edition

June 26, 2013     Anthony D. Andre, PhD, CPE
Carayon, Pascale, ed. (2012). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group ISBN: 978-1-4398-3033-8  

Examination of Overbed Tables: Healthcare Provider and User Preferences

June 26, 2013     Joe Manganelli, BArch; Anthony Threatt, MArch; Johnell O. Brooks, PhD; Linnea Smolentzov, MS; Mary Mossey, MS; Stan Healy, DHA; Ian Walker, PhD; and Keith Green, PhD

Group Differences in Preferences for a Novel Nightstand

August 14, 2012     Johnell O. Brooks, PhD, Linnea Smolentzov, MS, Mary E. Mossey, Carson Carroll, Katherine Kendrick, Kylie Sprogis, Joe Manganelli, BArch, Stan L. Healy, Kevin Kopera, Ian Walker, PhD, and Keith Green, PhD
The aging population is increasing in the United States, Europe, and parts of Asia. By 2030, the number of people in the United States aged 65 and older will be nearly double that of the year 2000 (U.S. Census, 2000). According to Coughlin (1999), one of the most important requirements of this...

Using Clinical Simulation Centers To Test Design Interventions: A Pilot Study of Lighting and Color Modifications

May 15, 2012     Whitney Austin Gray, PhD, LEED AP, Karen S. Kesten, DNP, APRN, CCRN, PCCN, CCNS, Stephen Hurst, BEng, Tama Duffy Day, MA, FIIDA, FASID, LEED®AP BD+C, and Laura Anderko, RN, PhD
Introduction With the United States expected to spend more than $230 billion on hospital construction in the next five years (FMI, 2011), there is an opportunity to employ a human-centered design (H-CD) approach, a design philosophy that places the end user at the center of design development....

Wall Finish Selection in Hospital Design: A Survey of Facility Managers

March 1, 2012     Sarel Lavy, PhD and Manish K. Dixit, PhD Candidate
Introduction Architectural design has a major impact on human health because it furnishes the required determinants of health, particularly social support and psychological well-being (Mitrione, 2007; Ulrich, 2001). Mitrione (2007) observes the field of design must be explored to understand its...

The Role of Theory in Furthering Evidence-Based Practice

February 15, 2011     Keith Diaz Moore, PhD, AIA
Keith Diaz Moore, PhD, AIA This issue of HERD presents a fascinating array of research ranging from the development of substantive findings, to measurement development, to meta-analysis. All of these research purposes are exceptionally important for the development of a robust research base for...

Toward a "Smart" Nightstand Prototype: An Examination of Nightstand Table Contents and Preferences

February 15, 2011    
by Johnell O. Brooks, PhD, Linnea Smolentzov, MS, Amy DeArment, William Logan, MD, Keith Green, PhD, Ian Walker, PhD, Julia Honchar, Chris Guirl, Rebekkah Beeco, MS, Carrie Blakeney, Amy Boggs, Carson Carroll, Kenna Duckworth, Linda Goller, Sloan Ham, Stan Healy, MBA, Carolyn Heaps, Caroline Hayden...