A Sound Effect on People
About This Show
A Sound Effect on People is a show that explores how we're all affected by sound, or to use a technical term, by acoustics. We'll investigate how poor acoustics can be disruptive, even harmful, while good acoustics can help us learn, work productively, even heal. We'll discover that our responses to sound are both psychological and physiological. And we'll learn about how people with different personalities react in different ways to the same sounds.
A Sound Effect on People is produced by Saint-Gobain Ecophon, a manufacturer that specialises in developing and producing materials that improve room acoustics.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 10: WELLness and Biophilia
In the conclusion of our office mini-series we are joined by Sarah Welton from the WELL Building Institute to discuss how to create an working environment supporting technology, staff mental health, productivity and happiness. Sarah discusses her thoughts on the need to consider not only how a building will be used but who a building will be used by. Sarah highlights how protecting your health is less expensive than healing the ill, and that taking the same approach when creating a building may require initial investment, but the positivity generated will benefit your business and your employees in the long run. We are later joined by Richard MacCowan from Biomimicry UK to explore replicating the natural world inside our buildings and the benefits of doing so. However just including plants in your building does not mean a building is healthy; and Richard explains instead we should use the outside world as inspiration throughout our designs.