Establishing Habitability Factors for the Design of Office Environments,
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN ILL
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The purpose of this presentation is to document an overall methodology which incorporates experimental design considerations from the social sciences, specifically environmental psychology, and transfers that technology to planning and design application to improve habitability in office environments. The importance of this application is that the habitability factors which are involved in most office environments do not have a firm basis in basic research, and are not well documented in terms of guidance information for designers. This paper will present a discussion of a means of derivation for habitability factors in a particular context of office environments. however, the same methodology will be shown to be applicable to others types of environments, with the process being beneficial to the generation of new basic research, application of new concepts, and continuing accumulation of new knowledge in the area of habitability factors for any environment.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems