Exploring the use of distributed multiple monitors within an activity-promoting sit-and-stand office workspace

Kathrin Probst, David Lindlbauer, Florian Perteneder, Michael Haller, Bernhard Schwartz, Andreas Schrempf

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Abstract

Nowadays sedentary behaviors such as prolonged sitting have become a predominant element of our lives. Particularly in the office environment, many people spend the majority of their working day seated in front of a computer. In this paper, we investigate the adoption of a physically active work process within an activity-promoting office workspace design that is composed of a sitting and a standing workstation. Making use of multiple distributed monitors, this environment introduces diversity into the office workflow through the facilitation of transitions between different work-related tasks, workstations, and work postures. We conducted a background study to get a better understanding of how people are performing their daily work within this novel workspace. Our findings identify different work patterns and basic approaches for physical activity integration, which indicate a number of challenges for software design. Based on the results of the study, we provide design implications and highlight new directions in the field of HCI design to support seamless alternation between different postures while working in such an environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2013 - 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
PublisherACM Press
Pages476-493
Number of pages18
EditionPART 3
ISBN (Print)9783642404764
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2013 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 Sep 20136 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume8119 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2013
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period02.09.201306.09.2013

Keywords

  • Distributed Display Environment
  • Multi-Monitor
  • User Interaction

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