Development of a two-step algorithmic method for layout assessments in the auditory domain

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Authors
  1. Wang, A.
  2. Wang, W.
  3. Nakashima, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN)
Abstract
Creating a workspace layout for effective collaboration is important for critical Command and Control (C2) spaces. Computational models have been proposed to address this requirement, offering a mathematical method to analyze the effectiveness of communication within such collaborative environments. With an objective to improve an existing DRDC layout modeling tool, LOCATE, this study was performed to investigate the use of speech intelligibility indices for measuring communication effectiveness, as well as two other factors (auditory distraction and speech privacy) that influence users’ satisfaction with their workspace. Based on a literature survey, the speech interference level was identified as a preferable metric for intelligibility measure and a two-step algorithmic method was proposed to analyse layout effectiveness based on the perspectives of both speakers and listeners. Three sample models were presented in this report to describe the computational procedure for the proposed method. Future incorporation of this method into a software tool will enhance DRDC’s capability in workspace layout modelling.

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Keywords
Workspace layout;Communication modelling;Algorithmic Solution
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2016-R167 — Scientific Report
Date of publication
01 Sep 2016
Number of Pages
36
DSTKIM No
CA043347
CANDIS No
804657
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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