Conference Editor

Jianshun Zhang; Edward Bogucz; Cliff Davidson; Elizabeth Krietmeyer

Keywords:

Adaptive comfort, building usability, post-occupancy evaluation, photographs

Location

Syracuse, NY

Event Website

http://ibpc2018.org/

Start Date

24-9-2018 3:30 PM

End Date

24-9-2018 5:00 PM

Description

In the past several decades, psychological aspects have been become important to holistic building occupant comfort and satisfaction evaluations. Psychological dimensions of comfort include occupants’ opportunities to interact with their indoor environment and perceived control over the indoor environment. Current post-occupancy evaluations tend to focus on collecting quantitative data, despite overwhelming evidence that contextual factors can profoundly impact occupant comfort. This paper proposes and tests a novel method for data collection to study adaptive comfort opportunities. A smartphone-based survey was developed to concurrently collect office occupants’ subjective evaluations of usability and comfort of spaces, in addition to photographs of all key building interfaces. The photos were coded to obtain quantitative characteristics of offices, such as whether the interface is obstructed. With a sample of 39 office workers, this paper reveals the effectiveness of this novel photographbased survey method, while also providing some initial quantitative and qualitative results.

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.14305/ibpc.2018.hf-1.01

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A picture is worth a thousand words: Smartphone photograph-based surveys for collecting data on office occupant adaptive opportunities

Syracuse, NY

In the past several decades, psychological aspects have been become important to holistic building occupant comfort and satisfaction evaluations. Psychological dimensions of comfort include occupants’ opportunities to interact with their indoor environment and perceived control over the indoor environment. Current post-occupancy evaluations tend to focus on collecting quantitative data, despite overwhelming evidence that contextual factors can profoundly impact occupant comfort. This paper proposes and tests a novel method for data collection to study adaptive comfort opportunities. A smartphone-based survey was developed to concurrently collect office occupants’ subjective evaluations of usability and comfort of spaces, in addition to photographs of all key building interfaces. The photos were coded to obtain quantitative characteristics of offices, such as whether the interface is obstructed. With a sample of 39 office workers, this paper reveals the effectiveness of this novel photographbased survey method, while also providing some initial quantitative and qualitative results.

https://surface.syr.edu/ibpc/2018/HF1/1

 

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