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Shih C.-H.,National Dong Hwa University | Chiang M.-S.,National Dong Hwa University | Shih C.-T.,Tung Fang Design Institute
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders | Year: 2015

The purpose of this study was to provide students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) the chance to cooperate with their peers to perform computer mouse collaborative pointing operation. In this study, we adopted the Single Display Groupware (SDG) concept to develop the Multiple Cursor Collaborative Operating Program (MCCOP) software, which allows multiple users to operate a single computer simultaneously without interfering with each other. With the implementation of MCCOP software, users control their own cursors to perform a function in their respective cursor moving areas on a single display. A collaborative pointing test software (CPTS) program was designed in this experiment to evaluate participants' collaborative pointing performance. This study adopted an ABAB design, and the experimental results show that all participants significantly increased their collaborative pointing performance during the intervention phase, compared to the baseline phase. Practical and developmental implications of the findings are discussed. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source


Tu J.-C.,National Yunlin University of Science and Technology | Chiu P.-L.,National Yunlin University of Science and Technology | Chiu P.-L.,Tung Fang Design Institute
Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering | Year: 2015

Facility layout presents a complex design challenge. It is particularly regarded as a vital issue in Chinese society and throughout Asian countries where Feng Shui, the ancient and revered Chinese practice governing environmental esthetics, has played and continues to play a vital role in man-made design. In this research, the innovative merger of a fuzzy analytic hierarchy process and a fuzzy technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution integrating a fuzzy multicriteria decision-making methodology is proposed for solving facility layout design evaluation problems. Our research draws on the traditional analytic methodology of the Feng Shui model and employs the proposed scheme for solving an actual office layout design evaluation problem. In a comparison of the results of our investigations, a positive numerical evaluation demonstrates the feasibility and efficiency of the proposed scheme, and suggests its applicability with other MCDM problems. © 2015 Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers Source


Liao Y.T.,National Cheng Kung University | Chiang C.M.,National Cheng Kung University | Liu K.S.,Tung Fang Design Institute | Tzeng C.T.,National Cheng Kung University
Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology | Year: 2014

This study attempts to explore the decision-making factors of school building renovation that influence the overall environmental quality, via efficiency, effectiveness and sensitivity measures by the data envelopment analysis (DEA) method. The factors are determined with the nature of this multi-objective decision-making method in terms of the measured environment quality, energy and resource availability, as well as the whole efficiency before and after renovations. By reviewing the priorities of renovation factors, the subsequent required resources can be determined and therefore invested with efficacy and excellence. Factors that influence such quality include the followings: water retention performance, thermal performance of building envelopes, indoor environment quality (IEQ), and replacement of high-performance devices and the reuse of energy and resources. The outcomes of the DEA and AHP are compared as well. Source


Lin P.-C.,Tung Fang Design Institute | Chen B.-W.,University of Technology Malaysia | Chang H.,Chung - Ang University
New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia | Year: 2016

This study presents a human-centric technique for social video expansion based on semantic processing and graph analysis. The objective is to increase metadata of an online video and to explore related information, thereby facilitating user browsing activities. To analyze the semantic meaning of a video, shots and scenes are firstly extracted from the video on the server side. Subsequently, this study uses annotations along with ConceptNet to establish the underlying framework. Detailed metadata, including visual objects and audio events among the predefined categories, are indexed by using the proposed method. Furthermore, relevant online media associated with each category are also analyzed to enrich the existing content. With the above-mentioned information, users can easily browse and search the content according to the link analysis and its complementary knowledge. Experiments on a video dataset are conducted for evaluation. The results show that our system can achieve satisfactory performance, thereby demonstrating the feasibility of the proposed idea. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Source


Liu K.S.,Tung Fang Design Institute | Liao Y.T.,National Cheng Kung University | Tzeng C.T.,National Cheng Kung University
International Journal of Engineering Education | Year: 2014

In recent years great importance has been attached to environmental protection-related issues in Taiwan. In addition courses of green building, ecological construction, environmental quality and low-carbon development have been included as required courses in the Department of Architecture. This study selected the decision-making key factors for improving existing buildings from the perspective of ''Environmental Quality'' and reducing ''Environmental Load,'' to establish the TBEE (Taiwan Building Environment Efficiency) model for evaluating indoor environment health and the improvement of existing buildings in Taiwan. This TBEE model has also become an important curriculum in the current Green Design Courses in Taiwan. This model is used to teach students how to calculate the values of indoor environmental health before/after the improvements of existing buildings. It uses an objective scientific calculation method, which can help improve the indoor environment health and the evaluation of the quality (Q) and the load (L). This TBEE model has been used as a reference for evaluating the indoor environment efficiency of existing buildings by the authorities in Taiwan. © 2014 TEMPUS Publications. Source

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