Methods for the Development of Shipboard Habitability Design Criteria.
Progress rept. no. 3 (Final),
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF ARCHITECTURE
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The quality of the shipboard environment has traditionally been given relatively low design priority, due partly to the difficulty of evaluating its effects on personnel, and partly due to low concern for personal comfort. Prospective reliance on an all-volunteer service has focused attention on the potential importance of ship habitability, both as an incentive to personnel retention and as a factor in productivity. This research contributes to the development of human engineering design standards by strengthening the quantitative basis for establishing shipboard habitability criteria. A group of Navy enlisted men have rated a series of shipboard messing areas using a variety of rating scales. Author Modified Abstract
- Marine Engineering
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems