Bigger Computer Monitors = More Productivity
I was browsing the web and saw a post on The Wall Street Journal about computer monitors, and the title is the same as this post. I was all giddy with excitement. Could this be the text I need to convince the wife to let me get a second monitor to go with my boring 19″ LCD?
People using the 24-inch screen completed the tasks 52% faster than people who used the 18-inch monitor; people who used the two 20-inch monitors were 44% faster than those with the 18-inch ones.
I tried first to convince her to let me buy a 24-inch monitor but at the current prices she wasn’t going for it. Then I switched my strategy and asked to get a much cheaper 22-inch monitor, saying that it would help increase my productivity by at least another 25%, using estimations based on the scientific efforts by the University of Utah. After a period of silence she agreed.
It is always nice when Universities help back up my technology needs as a necessary evil.