Publikation

Exploring the Use of Distributed Multiple Monitors Within an Activity-Promoting Sit-and-Stand Office Workspace

Outline:

K. Probst, D. Lindlbauer, F. Perteneder, M. Haller, B. Schwartz, A. Schrempf - Exploring the Use of Distributed Multiple Monitors Within an Activity-Promoting Sit-and-Stand Office Workspace - Proceedings of the 14th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Cape Town, Süd Afrika, 2013, pp. 476-493

Abstract:

Nowadays sedentary behaviors such as prolonged sitting have be-come a predominant element of our lives. Particularly in the office environ-ment, 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 mon-itors, 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 under-standing of how people are performing their daily work within this novel work-space. Our findings identify different work patterns and basic approaches for physical activity integration, which indicate a number of challenges for soft-ware design. Based on the results of the study, we provide design implications and highlight new directions in the field of HCI design to support the seamless alternation between different postures while working in such an environment.