Eye strain reduction in the workplace: a survey

Eye strain reduction in the workplace: a survey

Postby experiMental » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:54 pm

I am currently researching the area of eye strain as part of my college thesis.

I would like to know whether you architects or architecture students take account of eye strain in workplaces, when designing features such as light districution and spatial arrangement. Do you leave this work to interior designers and other professionals instead?

Either way, I would greatly appreciate your input.

I have created a short 10 question long survey, to assess your design approach to workspace development. I would greatly appreciate your response.
Here is a link to a survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WSMQMMG

Thank you very much for your time, this is all for a worthy cause!
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Re: Eye strain reduction in the workplace: a survey

Postby wearnicehats » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:13 pm

what's your definition of "workspace". The desk or the whole room?

There are set acceptable lighting levels for open plan space that are met by the M&E engineer's specification. Desks and chairs tend to be provided by whatever supplier the tenant selects for their fit-out. Space allocated is a function of staff density required in the space available. An employer is obliged to tell an employee how to sit at their desk. I would be surprised if any of this forms part of an architectural syllabus. The survey only has 7 questions
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Re: Eye strain reduction in the workplace: a survey

Postby experiMental » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:36 pm

I'm actually a product design student, and I would like to see how architects approach design of a space where computer users work.

It's great to see that space is allocated as a function of staff density, rather than any factors - points like these are of great help to my research.
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Re: Eye strain reduction in the workplace: a survey

Postby spoil_sport » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:48 pm

I think the quality of design of the workplace really comes down to budget and flexibility. If the client is willing to spend the money on your time to design the space and on the fit out then, yes, by all means we will consider the workplace in great detail. If not, then no.

Another factor is if it is anticipated the use of the space might change in the near future, in which case it is pointless designing something perfect for a very particular use and better to make something that is adequate for many uses.
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Re: Eye strain reduction in the workplace: a survey

Postby Springer » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:31 pm

There are still "workplaces" left ?
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