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Most of the documents listed below are downloadable from this site. They tell stories and give examples from projects carried out by Buildings-In-Use/Bâtiments-en-usage in North America, Europe and Australia. Some report the results of field research studies of office buildings performed by the New Workspace Research Group/ Groupe de recherche sur les environnements de travail (Gret) at the University of Montreal between 2000 and 2010. In addition, Dr. Vischer’s books and articles are full of real-world examples and practical advice.


Des documents qui racontent des histoires et décrivent des exemples de projets réalisés par Buildings-In-Use/Bâtiments-en-usage en Amérique du Nord, en Europe et en Australie. Certains rapportent les résultats d'études sur le terrain dans les immeubles à bureaux produits par le Groupe de recherche sur les environnements de travail (Gret)/New Work Environments Research Group à l'Université de Montréal entre 2000 et 2010. Les livres et les articles de Madame Vischer sont riches d’exemples et de conseils pratiques.

BIU Survey Questionnaire d'enquête BeU





VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (2005)

Space Meets Status: Designing Workplace Performance, London, U.K.: Routledge, Taylor & Francis.



VISCHER,Jacqueline C. et PREISER, Wolfgang (2004)

Assessing Building Performance, Oxford : Elsevier Scientific Publishing.



FISCHER, Gustave-Nicolas and VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (1998)

L'Évaluation des environnements de travail : la méthode diagnostique, Montréal : Presses de l'Université de Montréal, and Brussels : De Boeck Université.



VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (1996)

Workspace Strategies : Environment As A Tool For Work, New York : Chapman et Hall



VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (1989)

Environmental Quality in Offices, New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold. 











VISCHER, Jacqueline C. and MALKOSKI, Keti (2015) 

The Power of Workspace for Business and People,  Australia: Schiavello.


Published by Schiavello in Australia, this book explains why workplace change management, and 'co-creation' with employee participation, is an imperative component of a new workspace outcome.


Highlighting numerous real life examples of how companies and employers have made the ‘right’ workspace decisions, this book invites workspace users — employees and teams — to participate in the process by using their feedback constructively to help create innovative and thoughtful designs that meet employees’ needs and support their work.


Books chapters /chapitres de livres  

VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (forthcoming, 2018)

'Building-in-use assessment: Foundation of Workspace Psychology'. Chapter 9 in W.F.E.Preiser, A.Hardy, U.Schramm Eds. Building Performance Evaluation,  Springer Publishing. 



VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (2017)

'User-Centred Workspace Design: Applications of environmental psychology to space for work'. Chapter 4 in Clements-Croome, D. Ed. Creating the Productive Workplace: Places to Work Creatively, 3rd Edition London: Routledge. 

VISCHER, Jacqueline C. and WIFI, Mariam (2015)

The Effects of Workspace design on Quality of Life at Work’. Chapter 12 in Fleury-Bahi, G., Pol, E., Navarro, O., eds. Handbook of Environmental Psychology and Quality of Life Research. UK: Springer.



VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (2012)

‘Human Capital’. Chapter 3 in Ifryn Price and Keith Worthington eds. Managing Organisational Ecologies: space, management and organizations NY: Routledge.



VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (2012)

‘The changing meaning of workspace: planning space and technology in the work environment’. Chapter 7 in S.Mallory-Hill, W.Preiser, C. Watson eds. Enhancing Building Performance, NY: John Wiley & Sons.



VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (2011)

‘User Empowerment in Workspace Change’. Chapter 9 In E.Finch ed. Facilities Change Management UK: Wiley-Blackwell. p.123-136.

Recent articles/articles récents





VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (2010)

''Human capital and the organisation-accommodation relationship''. Chapter 19 in Oxford Handbook of Human Capital eds. Alan Burton-Jones et J.C.Spender, Oxford University Press



VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (2008)

"Towards a Psychology of the Work Environment: Comfort, Satisfaction and Performance" in C.Grech and D.Walters eds. Future OfficeOxford: Taylor & Francis.



VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (2006)

Revaluing Construction: a building users’ perspective. Chap. 15 in Barrett, Peter ed. Revisioning ConstructionOxford: Blackwell Publishing.





VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (2009)

Applying Knowledge on Building Performance: from evidence to intelligence, Intelligent Buildings International 1 (4), 2009. 239-248.



VISCHER, Jacqueline C., ZEISEL, John(2009)

Process management: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Design, World Health Design 1(2) Juillet, 2008.



VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (2008)

Towards a user-centred theory of the built environment, Building Research and Information 36(3), 2008. 231-240.



VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (2008)

Towards an environmental psychology of workspace: how people are affected by environments for work (invited review article), 

Architectural Science Review 51(2), 2008. 97-105.



VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (2007)

The Concept of Environmental Comfort in Workplace Performance, Ambiente Construido (7)1 Jan-Mar 2007. 21-34.



VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (2007)

The effects of the physical environment on job performance: Towards a theoretical model of workspace stress, Stress and Health, No 23, p. 175-184



VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (2006)

The Concept of Workplace Performance and its Value to Managers, California Management Review, Vol. 49 no 2, Winter.



VISCHER, Jacqueline C. (2004)

Measuring the Impact of Moving on Building Users: can new workspace change organisational culture? EcoLibrium (Australian Institute for Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating).



Research reports /rapports de recherche




L’évaluation du confort fonctionnel dans les centres d’appels chez Desjardins Sécurité Financière - étude sur l’aménagement  (Assessment of functional comfort in call centres - analysis of enviromental design) – Rapport final et sommaire exécutif, vols. 1 et 2, Septembre, 2009. (Only available in French)
FORUM SIDIM – 2008 ENVIRONNEMENTS DE TRAVAIL DU FUTUR: utiliser le feedback des occupants comme diagnostique (Work Environments of the Future - User Feedback as a Diagnostic Tool) by Dr. Jacqueline Vischer.



NEFPP WORKSHOP – 2009 Performance Measures: how do we know what we’ve got? par Dr. Jacqueline Vischer.



VISCHER, J.C., CANUEL, M., ROWLEY, S. Occupants’ Functional Comfort Before and After Moving into a New Building – IMS Health Canada Rapport final, Octobre, 2005. (Anglais seulement) Available from Mme Fabienne Munch, Director, École de design industriel, Université de Montréal. 



VISCHER, Jacqueline C., CASTONGUAY-VIEN, S., NADEAU, N., MELILLO, M., Mission impossible ou mission accomplie? Évaluation du confort et de la fonctionnalité du poste de travail universel, Rapport final et sommaire exécutif, (Mission Impossible or Mission Accomplished? Assessment of office furniture comfort and functionality - Final Report and Executive Summary) vols 1 et 2. Mars, 2004. (Only available in French)



VISCHER, J.C. , CASTONGUAY-VIEN, S. et CANUEL, M. Les effets de l'environnement de travail sur la productivité des usagers (The Effects of Work Environment Design on Worker Productivity) Rapport final, Décembre, 2003. (Only available in French)



MORALES, E. et VISCHER, J.C, Multidisciplinary Research and Design Project related to Mainstream Bathroom Design for the Aging Population, Décembre, 2003. Available from Mme Fabienne Munch, Director, École de design industriel, Université de Montréal. 



DORTA, T., LAMONTAGNE, M. et VISCHER, J.C. Étude multidisciplinaire et design de produits de communication d'utilisation générale en fonction d'une population vieillissante, Décembre, 2003. Available from Mme Fabienne Munch, Director, École de design industriel, Université de Montréal. 







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