Environmental Comfort Design Considerations for Future Control Room Interiors

Bazley, Conne and Vink, Peter and de Jong, Annelise (2014) Environmental Comfort Design Considerations for Future Control Room Interiors. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE 2014, Kraków, Poland 19-23 July 2014 Edited by T. Ahram, W. Karwowski and T. Marek, 19-23 July 2014, Krakow, Poland.

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Today, there is a significant amount of research projects focusing on human health and well-being and the connection between the environment and human psychological responses. Perceived comfortable environments have a strong connection with humans when sensory communication and socio-cultural aspects are included in the design. Here, comfort is seen as an achievement not an attribute. Holistic approaches are emerging to integrate operators, control room communications and well-being with comfortable interiors. This paper illustrates the shifting focus of environmental design to environmental comfort design and discusses the socio-cultural aspects of comfort and the sensory communication aspects of environmental comfort design considerations for future control room interiors.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:5805
Deposited By:Annelise de Jong
Deposited On:03 Feb 2015 13:55
Last Modified:29 Aug 2016 16:14

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