Active Office: Working in Motion

Kathrin Probst, Michael Haller, Bernhard Schwartz, Andreas Schrempf

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To counter the critical development towards increasingly sedentary lifestyles, the World Health Organization (WHO) has identified the workplace as important area for the introduction of health-promoting measures. Addressing this design opportunity, our research focuses on the design of digital workplaces to re-integrate diverse bodily actions into today’s predominantly sedentary office workflow. By combining office furniture with software- and hardware-related elements, we facilitate a new concept of “working in motion” that is characterized by constant alternation between different work tasks, postures, and movement patterns. Based on our investigations, we provide associated HCI design opportunities and challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMove to be Moved, Workshop at CHI 2016
Publication statusPublished - May 2016


  • peripheral interaction
  • smart furniture
  • movement-based interaction
  • embodied interaction


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