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Title: Digging deep : the effect of design on the social behavior and attitudes of people working in underground workplaces in Europe
Authors: Venugopal, Vinita
Jenssen, Gunnar D.
Roberts, Adam Charles
Kwok, Kian-Woon
Tan, Zheng
Christopoulos, George I.
Soh, Chee-Kiong
Keywords: Engineering::Civil engineering
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Venugopal, V., Jenssen, G. D., Roberts, A. C., Kwok, K.-W., Tan, Z., Christopoulos, G. I., & Soh, C.-K. (2019). Digging deep : the effect of design on the social behavior and attitudes of people working in underground workplaces in Europe. Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018), 791-802. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-96068-5_85
Conference: 2018 Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018)
Abstract: With the cities of the world grappling with the ever-increasing challenge of land scarcity, sustainable solutions such as Underground Workplaces (UW) have been getting renewed interest. However, considering the hefty investments that will go into building UW and since the success of this solution relies on the wellbeing of the people who are to occupy it, there is a need to examine existing UW from a human factor point of view. In this paper, we present an analysis of how design factors in UW affect the attitudes and social behavior of employees and how these perceptions and attitudes towards the workplace vary across different work types. According to our analysis organic elements, art, architecture and lighting affect social behavior and attitudes. These factors can be manipulated according to the type of work and environment in a way that is in line with company values. The paper also attempts to create a framework for how the significance of the work environment varies with the type of work and workplaces.
ISBN: 9783319960678
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96068-5_85
Schools: Nanyang Business School 
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
School of Social Sciences 
Rights: © 2019 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. All rights reserved.
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