Print Email Facebook Twitter Effects of the office environment on health and productivity 1: Auditory and visual distraction Title Effects of the office environment on health and productivity 1: Auditory and visual distraction Author de Korte, E. Kuijt-Evers, L. Vink, P. TNO Kwaliteit van Leven Publication year 2007 Abstract A pilot experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of visual or auditory distraction in an office environment on productivity, concentration and emotion. Ten subjects performed a simple, standardized computer task in five conditions (undisturbed, 3 variations of auditory distraction and visual distraction). Results showed no effects of visual and auditory distraction on productivity, concentration and emotion. This implies that typical problems of open office environments, like noise and other types of distraction, are of no influence on productivity while performing simple computer tasks. However, it is possible that the used method and factors like habituation, type of distraction and type of task were of influence on the results. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007. Subject ErgonomicsArbeidsproductiviteitDistractionHealthOfficeProductivityMedical problemsOccupational diseasesProblem solvingProductivityAuditory distractionComputer tasksOffice environmentHealth care To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:0a007b2e-597f-48c4-a9b0-681bf2ee8097 TNO identifier 240370 ISBN 9783540733324 ISSN 0302-9743 Source International Conference on Ergonomics and Health Aspects of Work with Computers, EHAWC 2007, 22 July 2007 through 27 July 2007, Beijing, Conference code: 70883, 4566 LNCS, 26-33 Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.