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Current Office Design, User Activity and Occupancy Evaluation

  • Stamatina Th. RassiaEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)

Abstract

Environmental and behavioral studies have identified and demonstrated correlation between building design and human behavior. Office buildings are regarded as “weak” program buildings (cf. Joseph et al. 2005) as they sustain a very wide range of activities and interactions. By contrast, activities in “strong” program buildings (for instance, hospitals) are more predictable and more structured (such as around doctors’ and receptionists’ offices as well as around wards).

Keywords

IT integration in space Job interaction Impacts on activity Effects of office design Occupancy evaluation 

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© The Author(s) 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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