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Markkanen, Piia; van Berkel, Niels; Visuri, Aku; LeSaint, Arthur; Ferreira, Denzil; Herneoja, Aulikki (2019) Exploring work environment usage behaviour through context-aware mobile methods. In: Sousa, José Pedro; Henriques, Gonçalo Castro; Xavier, João Pedro (eds.) eCAADe SIGraDI 2019 : architecture in the age of the 4th industrial revolution, volume 2 : proceedings : the Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe & the 23rd Conference of the Iberoamerican Society Digital Graphics, pp. 837-846.

Exploring work environment usage behaviour through context-aware mobile methods

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Author: Markkanen, Piia1; van Berkel, Niels2; Visuri, Aku3;
Organizations: 1Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu
2University College London
3Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.2 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019091828603
Language: English
Published: eCAADe, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-09-18
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Abstract

This paper presents our findings on knowledge work environment usage behaviour through a combined automated mobile indoor positioning system and self-reports collected from the environment’s inhabitants. Contemporary work environments are increasingly flexible multi-occupant environments as opposed to cellular offices. Understanding persons’ task-related and situation-related environmental needs is critical to improve the design of future knowledge work environments. This study is conducted in a team office environment prior to and following an intervention in which the office layout was re-organized. The combined methodological approach described in this paper provides a new tool for architecture researchers aiming to understand the use of workspaces. Importantly, combining self-reports with context-aware location data collection provides researchers an efficient in situ tool to access participants experiences and decision-making process in choosing their workstation or workspace.

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ISBN: 978-94-91207-18-1
Pages: 837 - 846
Host publication: eCAADe SIGraDI 2019 : architecture in the age of the 4th industrial revolution, volume 2 : proceedings : the Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe & the 23rd Conference of the Iberoamerican Society Digital Graphics
Host publication editor: Sousa, José Pedro
Henriques, Gonçalo Castro
Xavier, João Pedro
Conference: Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe & Conference of the Iberoamerican Society Digital Graphics
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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Funding: This work is supported by European Regional Development Fund, The Academy of Finland, and The Finnish Cultural Foundation.
Copyright information: © 2019 The Authors and eCAADe.