PositionPeak: Stimulating position changes during meetings

Ida Damen, Lidewij Heerkens, Annabel Van Den Broek, Kimberly Drabbels, Olga Cherepennikova, Hans Brombacher, Carine Lallemand

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In office environments, workers spend the majority of their workday sitting in a static position behind a desk or around a meeting table. Prolonged sitting time and sedentary behavior have severe negative health effects. Through this explorative study, we studied how different postures can be stimulated during meetings. We designed PositionPeak: three pieces of furniture aimed at composing a 'dynamic meeting room', subtly encouraging participants to avoid static postures. We video-recorded 5 meetings (N=16) and coded the number of position changes per participant. Participants also filled out a pre- and post-questionnaire about their experience. Our findings show that PositionPeak triggers people to adopt a variety of postures. Participants on average experienced a more efficient meeting but reported physical discomfort with some objects. We discuss the influence of PositionPeak on the meetings' social dynamics, the acceptance of new conventions and design recommendations for new meeting facilities.

Originele taal-2Engels
TitelCHI EA 2020 - Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
UitgeverijAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN van elektronische versie9781450368193
StatusGepubliceerd - 25 apr 2020
Evenement2020 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2020 - Honolulu, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 25 apr 202030 apr 2020


Congres2020 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2020
LandVerenigde Staten van Amerika

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