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A Study on the Rationality of Office Feng Shui Based on Ergonomics

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Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design

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Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese wisdom of harmonizing human beings with their surrounding environment. It is now universally applied to interior layout design for working area. But the rationality of office Feng Shui still remains doubtful with limited research on it. In this study, experimental methods in ergonomics were adopted to testify the model of office Feng Shui design developed by the Form School theory of Feng Shui. In the experiment, subjects did simulated office tasks in three different office Feng Shui designs (“best”, “middle” and “worst”) and indoor environmental parameters, subjects’ physiological index, working efficiency, emotional states and subjective evaluation were obtained by measurement or questionnaire. The results of different designs were compared afterwards. The conclusion came that ideal office Feng Shui design can bring positive influence on office users’ subjective feelings, but it does not make significant difference concerning indoor environment, uses’ physiological index or efficiency.

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This research was supported by the National Undergraduate Training Program for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (201510006074), the National Key Technology R&D Program (2014BAK01B05) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (51175021).

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Shen, X., He, W., Chen, B., Ding, L. (2017). A Study on the Rationality of Office Feng Shui Based on Ergonomics. In: Chung, W., Shin, C. (eds) Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design . Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 483. Springer, Cham.

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