For any huddle room, conference room, board room, or public meeting area a display is almost always part of the installation. While many people guess at what the correct size is, we’d like to give you a bit of insight to help you with this very important part of the room design. For most people, whatever you install in a room is what you’ll be working with it for at least 5 years. Therefore, it’s important to make a good decision and not just shoot from the hip.
Since most people use their display for a bit of everything, we suggest you consider what it’s like to view the same data or presentation on the computer you use every day. How far away are your eyes from the screen/monitor and how big is it? You’ll likely find that if you divide the distance by the diagonal size of your screen/monitor you’ll find a ratio of around 1.2 to 1.8. We suggest a ratio of 1.2 to 2.5 max as a good ratio to use for a display in any meeting space, maybe 3.2 as a not so comfortable upper limit.
To give you an idea what that works out to in your conference room, please use the following calculator: