The Power of Positive Distraction

The Power of Positive Distraction

Positive Distraction When we hear the word “distraction”, we often associate it with something that gets in the way of us reaching our goals. Here at Art Force, our space is filled with “distractions”. Can you guess what might be the positive distraction filling up our space? Art of course! This term is not all […]

The Fundamentals of Positive Distraction

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Evidence-based design, Healthcare
The Fundamentals of Positive Distraction

Positive distraction When someone says that they have a distraction in their life, is the first thought to mind that of an inconvenience that prevents you from getting to a desired goal, or could it maybe just be of the possibility of relief? Here at Art Force, we hope to acknowledge the latter. Relief is […]

Art and Health: Studies Reveal That Art Is Good For The Mind And Body

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Healthcare
Art and Health: Studies Reveal That Art Is Good For The Mind And Body

Humans have been creating art for a long time: the oldest work of art dates back at least 430,000 years (which is particularly old, considering the modern human evolved 200,000 years ago). So, if a capability and desire to create art existed prior to the evolution of the Homo sapien – the artist of the […]

3 Artists on the Healing Power of Art

3 Artists on the Healing Power of Art

Art Force recently completed a major installation at a local healthcare facility, highlighting the work of Alexander Tylevich, Michael Tonder, Adam Colangelo, as well as many others. The project featured a variety of artistic mediums, including numerous large-scale sculptures. Here at Art Force, we are strongly believers in evidence-based design, the healing power of art, […]

The Healing Power of Art [infographic]

The Healing Power of Art [infographic]

Art has the power to uplift and inspire. But did you know that artwork also helps with patient outcomes in healthcare? With special attention on evidence-based design (EBD), a huge body of evidence supports the healing power of artwork in healthcare. For those new to EBD, it is the practice of utilizing evidence and data […]

7 Things You Might Not Know about Evidence-Based Design

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in education, Evidence-based design, Healthcare
7 Things You Might Not Know about Evidence-Based Design

Evidence-Based Design… It has an “official” sounding ring, doesn’t it? And for good reason. In a nutshell, evidence-based design (EBD) relies on credible, quantitative and (sometimes) qualitative data to inform design decisions of physical spaces that measurably affect positive outcomes. These are generally associated with patient outcomes in healthcare settings. Yet EBD is making its […]