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IJIET 2016 Vol.6(9): 713-716 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2016.V6.780

Optimising Computer Laboratory Layout Based on Multiple Performance Measures

Hairulliza Mohamad Judi and Hazura Mohamed

Abstract—Awareness to select computer laboratory layout has been increased in recent years as more academic administration have come to realize its potential for contributing to conducive teaching and learning environment. Studies on physical design of computer laboratory including optimizing its layout to achieve comfort and fulfill its function are yet little. This paper proposes the optimization of computer laboratory layout using multiple performance measures. The use of grey relational analysis is presented to evaluate and select the best among the proposed four new layouts. The evaluation and selection were performed based on three performance parameters: capacity, total surface area and utility of space. The performance measures were considered to be of equal weight. The use of grey relational analysis shows reliable solution could be suggested that provide a better distinction among the given alternatives.

Index Terms—Modeling, learning environment, grey relational analysis.

The authors are with the Software Technology and Management Research Centre (SOFTAM), Faculty of Information Sciences and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi Malaysia (e-mail: hmj@ukm.edu.my, hazura.mohamed@ukm.edu.my).


Cite: Hairulliza Mohamad Judi and Hazura Mohamed, "Optimising Computer Laboratory Layout Based on Multiple Performance Measures," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 9, pp. 713-716, 2016.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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