Comfort, emotion, and performance links to workplace windows
Windows and Doors
Ko and colleagues evaluated how windows influence space user experiences. They report that they “assessed the influence of having a window with a view [of nature] on thermal and emotional responses as well as on cognitive performance. . . . The chamber kept the air and window surface temperature at 28 °C, a slightly warm condition. . . . In the space with versus without windows, the thermal sensation was significantly cooler ( . . . equivalent to 0.74 °C lower), and 12% more participants were thermally comfortable.
Refreshing surgeons, cutting stress
Jamrozik and associates investigated how in-office window technology influences cognitive performance and other important aspects of worker experience.
Workers are clear about what they want
New technology, new benefits
The design and placement of windows influence the comfort, health, and mood of people in a structure. They also signal to us what we can expect to happen in a building and who we’re likely to meet there. Windows are much more than just holes in walls.
A research team lead by Meir confirmed that humans have positive responses to windows that they can open and close.
Kong and colleagues studied visual glare and design in an open-plan office via a post-occupancy evaluation.