Designing and assessing speech privacy in open-plan offices

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ConferenceProceedings 19th International Congress on Acoustics: 02 September 2007, Madrid
Pages16; # of pages: 6
Subjectspeech privacy, open-plan office; Speech security
AbstractThis project developed design and measurement tools to facilitate the attainment of better speech privacy in open-plan offices. The research investigated the relationships among speech privacy measures, and between these measures and the geometrical and acoustical properties of open-plan office workstations.The paper presents speech privacy criteria for open-plan offices and relates them to the expected intelligibility of speech from a neighbouring workstation. It describes new computer-based tools for the design and measurement of the speech privacy in open-plan offices.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number49499
NPARC number20378092
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Record created2012-07-24
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