• I foresee another discussion with the boss

    by  • 3/17/2008 • geek • 1 Comment

    All thanks to a new scientific study that turned up over on scienceblogs…

    Researchers at the University of Utah tested how quickly people performed tasks like editing a document and copying numbers between spreadsheets while using different computer configurations: one with an 18-inch monitor, one with a 24-inch monitor and with two 20-inch monitors. Their finding: People using the 24-inch screen completed the tasks 52% faster than people who used the 18-inch monitor; people who used the two 20-inch monitors were 44% faster than those with the 18-inch ones.

    As told in the Wall Street Journal; “The study concluded that someone using a larger monitor could save 2.5 hours a day.”

    That is value add.


    One Response to I foresee another discussion with the boss

    1. 3/17/2008 at 1:19 pm

      Oh so true. The funny part – or not so funny depending on your pov – is “Business” types have produced research about this for a number of years now and not just on monitor size but actual desktop real estate. Thing is the bean counters trump the productivity HR types every time. Actual expense vs. some academic analyst who does not exist in the real working world…. or at least that’s how the bean counters put it.

      That said, I have yet to see any form of study that says the opposite.

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