The office jungle: A vision for wildness to turn offices into jungles

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Abstract

The Office Jungle is an experimental office environment designed to make offices more "wild". Through this demonstration and associated design vision, we make a first attempt to reflect on and to define what characterizes wildness and how it could empower people in more playful and active lifestyles, particularly in the workplace. In our understanding, wildness is not an exclusive property of nature, but rather a condition that can be designed for. How wildness can be designed is described here in a set of design principles called "Design for Wildness", inspired by the work of Gibson. The Office Jungle, a large geodesic sphere of 2 meters in diameter, is part and parcel of these design principles and can be used as a tool to design other wild environments. Such environments could benefit people working in the office, many of whom have been suffering the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2020 Companion - Companion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages341-344
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450379878
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2020
Event2020 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2020 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Jul 202010 Jul 2020

Conference

Conference2020 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2020
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period6/07/2010/07/20

Keywords

  • Design for wildness
  • Design vision
  • Ecological psychology
  • Phenomenology
  • The office jungle

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    Nieuweboer, I., Damen, I., Brombacher, H., Lévy, P., Vos, S., & Lallemand, C. (2020). The office jungle: A vision for wildness to turn offices into jungles. In DIS 2020 Companion - Companion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (pp. 341-344). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3393914.3395818