Human behaviors in modern campus lunch landscapes
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The exposure to “green spaces” can benefit people’s health. Human behaviors in modern university lunch landscapes and the behavioral changes created by using electronic devices in them are explored. The thesis determined what people enjoyed doing in lunch landscapes and how their electronic devices influenced their behaviors. Twelve sites from the University of Georgia were examined during observational study; each site was observed for 20 minutes at a time for 3 times during the lunch hour. The use of electronic devices ranked as the most popular activity engaged in during the lunch hour. Alternative seating was the highest among the seating selections. People preferred the locations in the sun and with a crowd. The preferences of those who used electronic devices and those who did not, did not differ. This study will create a stronger relationship between built environments and health.