Tuesday, March 15, 2005

The battle over the office thermostat

There's a battle raging in offices all over the country. It's over the thermostat, and where to set it.

New research claims to have found the perfect office temperature, and it just might surprise you.

A recent study showed how temperature can affect workers.

At 77 degrees, people at computer keyboards were productive nearly 100 percent of the time, and they had a 10 percent error rate.

But at 68 degrees they were productive only 54 percent of the time and had a 25 percent error rate.

Warmer was better.

Thermometer - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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