I’ve just come across some interesting research with regards the influence of space.

Noises sound louder in a dark room than in a light room. Space seems smaller in a dark room than in a light room. Warm colours evoke a sense of objects appearing closer whilst cool colours give a sense of objects being further away.

These can be thought to belond the those elements within a physical context which we need to manage and be aware of when facilitating experiences. Other elements are those relevant to a personal context (individual motivations, expectations, prior knowledge and other characteristics) and those to a sociocultural context.