This 4-colour practical guide explores how the design of interior spaces impacts wellbeing. In the built environment, this topic is generally overlooked, even though it is one of the most important topics in sustainable building. This book will enable project teams to understand how specific decisions about sustainable design and materials can be implemented on a day to day basis. Each Part ends by placing each issue into context, exploring how it is a part of sustainable design and includes practical examples. This books aims to raise awareness of the impact interior environments have on wellbeing, and provide details and guidance on how to immediately apply the knowledge in this book to short and long term projects. It also quantifies the impacts in financial and other value terms, making this book immediately useful in a designer's day-to-day work.
Introduction Part 1. The Origins of Wellbeing Part 2. Aesthetic Issues Affecting Wellbeing Introduction 1. Colour Psychology 2. Shapes and Volumes 3. Art In Hospitals 4. Wellbeing and Materials Part 3. Physical Issues Affecting Wellbeing Introduction 5. The Effects of the Internal Environmental Factors on People 6. Daylighting Design for Health and Wellbeing: Evidence and Prospects 7. Light and Wellbeing 8. Acoustic Design Quality 9. Indoor Air Quality Part 4. Operational Issues Affecting Wellbeing Introduction 10. Measuring Wellbeing 11. Delivering a Design for Wellbeing Part 5. User Experience Through Spaces 12. A User-Centred Guide to Workspace Wellbeing 13. Designing for the Senses Part 6. Commercial Issues Around a Design Supporting Wellbeing Introduction 14. The Business Case for Wellbeing in Interiors Conclusion Glossary Further Reading About The Feeling Good Foundation References