Measure the effects of thermal discomfort on the performance of office work

L. Lan, P. Wargocki, Z.W. Lian

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Abstract

Accuracy and speed are the two distinct aspects of human performance. A method was proposed by which the speed and accuracy were integrated into one measure by designing the tasks in such a way that the participants can only proceed to the next test when the task was performed without errors. The method was examined through a subjective experiment with thermal environment as the prototypical example. The experimental results indicate that the negative effects of thermal discomfort on human performance were evaluated well by the tasks designed with the proposed method. It provides a useful tool for better measurement of human performance and helps to facilitate the development of quantitative relationship between IEQ and productivity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning - Proceedings of ISHVAC 2011
Volume2
PublisherSecretariat of ISHVAC2011
Publication date2011
Pages358-362
ISBN (Print)9789628513802
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event7th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning - Shanghai , China
Duration: 6 Nov 20119 Nov 2011
http://www.ishvac2011.org/

Conference

Conference7th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period06/11/201109/11/2011
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Lan, L., Wargocki, P., & Lian, Z. W. (2011). Measure the effects of thermal discomfort on the performance of office work. In 7th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning - Proceedings of ISHVAC 2011 (Vol. 2, pp. 358-362). Secretariat of ISHVAC2011.