HPDS is an interdisciplinary team at Stanford University with expertise in architecture, structural and materials engineering, human-computer interaction, psychology, environmental behavior, and security, privacy and law. We are collaborating to generate new knowledge regarding aspects of the built environment that promote both environmental sustainability and occupant wellbeing. With our insights, we hope to develop a building information platform and digital and physical adaptations that can easily be employed in building design and management.
Pilot experiments administered through online surveys derived statistically significant links between built features, sense of belonging and self-efficacy. Ongoing studies are exploring environmental behavior, privacy concerns, and transitions between working at home and in the office.
Double-blind, controlled and randomized studies are measuring the potential effect of systematically varied built environment features on human well-being. These studies are conducted on the Stanford campus with participants from across the university.
Current studies are taking a deeper dive into how smart spaces can enhance occupant capabilities, with the goal of expanding to broader populations, developing our data collection and learning platform and deploying adaptive interventions in realistic settings for longitudinal periods.
A series of projects aimed at understanding the effects of biophilic design on human well-being, through an exploration of physical and digital design interventions.