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dc.contributor.author Castilla-Cabanes, Nuria es_ES
dc.contributor.author Llinares Millán, María del Carmen es_ES
dc.contributor.author Bravo, Jose Maria es_ES
dc.contributor.author Blanca Giménez, Vicente es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-18T04:21:33Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-18T04:21:33Z
dc.date.issued 2017 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 0360-1323 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/102171
dc.description.abstract [EN] Research into the design of learning environments is warranted as the classroom space impacts on students' wellbeing and learning performance. Studies on subjective evaluation of classrooms usually focus on the influence of more objective aspects like temperature, light, sound, etc., based on concepts or attributes defined by experts. Thus, the attributes used to find relations with design parameters might not be recognised by users, thereby conditioning the evaluation process itself. This paper aims to analyse students' affective response to a university classroom in their own words, and then, after obtaining the semantic space, to identify the design elements that generate a positive affective response. This analysis was carried out implementing the Semantic Differential method in the framework of Kansei Engineering. A sample of 918 university students was assessed in situ in 30 university classrooms. The results show that students' affective structure in relation to their classroom comprises six independent factors: functionality and layout, cosy and pleasant, concentration and comfort, modern design, daylight and outward facing, and artificial lighting. From these factors, efforts to improve the classroom environment should be directed mainly towards two aspects: improving classroom functionality-layout, which is significantly related to the work space allocated to students; and the sensation of cosy-pleasant which is generated by all the classroom design parameters, but in particular, those that refer to the relationship of the classroom with the outdoor environment. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This research was supported by Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad, Spain (project TIN2013-45736-R)
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation MINECO/TIN2013-45736-R es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Building and Environment es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Classroom attributes es_ES
dc.subject Semantic differential es_ES
dc.subject Student perception es_ES
dc.subject Classroom environment es_ES
dc.subject Kansei engineering es_ES
dc.subject University classroom es_ES
dc.subject.classification ORGANIZACION DE EMPRESAS es_ES
dc.subject.classification CONSTRUCCIONES ARQUITECTONICAS es_ES
dc.subject.classification FISICA APLICADA es_ES
dc.title Subjective assessment of university classroom environment es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.06.004 es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Embargado es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Organización de Empresas - Departament d'Organització d'Empreses es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Construcciones Arquitectónicas - Departament de Construccions Arquitectòniques es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Física Aplicada - Departament de Física Aplicada es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Castilla-Cabanes, N.; Llinares Millán, MDC.; Bravo, JM.; Blanca Giménez, V. (2017). Subjective assessment of university classroom environment. Building and Environment. 122:72-81. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.06.004 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.06.004 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 72 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 81 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 122 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela 339129 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (MINECO) es_ES


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