Friday, July 21, 2006

Microsoft finds that more Screens are better

Boosting productivity with multiple monitors ...

"Microsoft Sees Productivity Boost In Setup of Three Screens Per Worker" by Lee Gomes in the Wall Street Journal (subscription needed for access) reports from the Center for Information Work at Microsoft Corp. where folks are researching how office workers use computers.

Mary Czerwinski, who manages the group, has looked into the relationship between the monitors that people use and their productivity at office tasks. The upshot of her research: bigger monitors are better, and while two monitors are good, three are ideal...

Czerwinski is quote as saying: '"We've found that it is hard to squeeze extra productivity benefits out of people. They are already pretty good at multitasking. And so squeezing 9% out of a user is an incredibly large amount. It doesn't sound like a lot, but it is."   (Continued via Usability News)       [Ergonomics Resources]

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