Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

Quieting Cubicles

PostedJuly 15, 2007

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Randy Atkins:  The site provides a template of up to a dozen cubicles.  You can adjust partition heights, change tile materials, add masking sounds.  Then…

Jonathan Kemp:  You drag your little mouse around and it’s the talker, it’s the person making the noise.

Randy Atkins:  J.D. Kemp, director of engineering at Cambridge Sound Management, says scientific equations determine acoustic intensities in the virtual workspace.  They’re displayed visually.

Jonathan Kemp:  It’s either green or it’s red or it’s some shade in between, and you can see the effects on the environment.

Randy Atkins:  Kemp says this speech privacy calculator can find cheaper, less obvious solutions to help improve your concentration.  With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP Radio.