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Perceived productivity in open-plan design library: Exploring occupant behavior and perception

Yujin Kim, Sungil Hong, Eunhwa Yang


Libraries in higher education face drastic spatial changes, transforming spaces traditionally used for housing books to spaces for interaction and shifting from individual learning to team-based learning. This study aims to (1) identify space uses, (2) examine the environmental satisfaction, support for productivity, and perceived productivity depending on space, and (3) test their relationships. The results of 66 survey responses suggest that students still come to the library for individual study, and students in quiet zones show high environmental satisfaction. Environmental satisfaction is indirectly associated with creativity, while environmental support with acoustic comfort is directly related to concentration.

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