Affective Appraisal of Hospital Reception Scenes

  • A. M. M. MacielEmail author
  • L. L. Costa FilhoEmail author
  • V. VillaroucoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 818)


This article describes an affective evaluation of hospital reception scenes and aims to identify dimensions that derive from environmental affection and the physical attributes which most influence this type of judgment. Two hospital reception scenes, typical of private hospitals in the region focused on in this research, one which was judged to have a relaxing quality and the other, exciting, were used as stimuli to collect data from 75 subjects, through a questionnaire, and whose responses were analyzed using graphics and frequency distribution tables. Findings confirm that the scene with relaxing quality raises the perceived affective quality, while the other, with an exciting quality, reduces it. It has also been found that color; furniture and size are the physical attributes which most influence these judgments.


Hospital reception Perceived affective quality Ergonomics of the built environment 



We are grateful for the collaboration received from Gisele Silva, Elizabeth Arruda, Miquelina Gondola and Italo Cabral.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PPGDesignUniversidade Federal de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.PPGDesign/PPErgoUniversidade Federal de PernambucoRecifeBrazil

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