19th AIAI 2023, 14 - 17 June 2023, León, Spain

A Guide to Visual Comfort: An Overview of Indices and Its Applications

Christos Tzouvaras, Asimina Dimara, Alexios Papaioannou, Kanela Karatzia, Christos-Nikolaos Anagnostopoulos, Stelios Krinidis, Konstantinos I. Arvanitis, Dimosthenis Ioannidis, Dimitrios Tzovaras


  The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of millions of people around the world. During this period, many nations have imposed strict "stay at home" restrictions to mitigate the spread of the virus. Consequently, people spent more time at home, and the topic of their comfort and well-being in indoor environments came to the forefront. Prompted by the lack of clarity surrounding the topic of visual comfort, this paper aims to provide a detailed guide on visual comfort, its affecting factors, the way it is assessed and its assessment indices. As it became obvious, visual comfort depends on a lot of factors, is studied through many different lenses, has a variety of indices, and most importantly, is perceived differently from person to person.  

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