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An Intellectual Productivity Evaluation Tool Based on Work Concentration

  • Hiroshi Shimoda
  • Kotaro Oishi
  • Kazune Miyagi
  • Kosuke Uchiyama
  • Hirotake Ishii
  • Fumiaki Obayashi
  • Mikio Iwakawa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8019)

Abstract

The authors have proposed a concentration time ratio as a new evaluation index of intellectual productivity, which had been difficult to be quantitatively evaluated, with a concept of concentration on target task, and a measurement tool has been developed based on the index. In addition, a subject experiment was conducted with the tool in which the illumination conditions were changed. As the result, it was found that the index was not affected by learning effect and the difference of intellectual productivity by changing the illumination conditions could be evaluated quantitatively with the index.

Keywords

intellectual productivity office environment task and ambient light work concentration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Shimoda
    • 1
  • Kotaro Oishi
    • 1
  • Kazune Miyagi
    • 1
  • Kosuke Uchiyama
    • 1
  • Hirotake Ishii
    • 1
  • Fumiaki Obayashi
    • 2
  • Mikio Iwakawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Energy ScienceKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Eco-solutions CompanyPanasonic Corp.KadomaJapan

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