Experience-Driven Design of Ambiences for Future Pop Up Workspaces

Aino Ahtinen, Jenni Poutanen, Maiju Vuolle, Kaisa Väänänen, Sanna Peltoniemi

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    Knowledge work is in transformation and new means for supporting workers’ wellbeing and productivity are needed. Pop Up workspaces are temporary and often social working environments where people can modify their environment to suit their current work mode. The aim of the present research was to explore the opportunities of future Pop Up workspaces, and specifically their technology-mediated ambiences that can provide meaningful experiences for the workers. We employed the Experience-Driven Design (EDD) approach to gain insights of the desired experiences in Pop Up workspaces. We first conducted three participatory group sessions to ideate experience types for Pop Up workspaces. We then run a multidisciplinary concepting workshop in which we designed concepts for technology-mediated ambiences. Five experience categories for worker mindsets were identified, namely Liberty, Fellowship, Determination, Retreat and Recovery. We present ambience concepts that utilise the mindsets and related target experiences, and how they can be supported by ambient technologies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAmbient Intelligence
    Subtitle of host publication12th European Conference, AmI 2015, Athens, Greece, November 11-13, 2015, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-26005-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-26004-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventInternational Conference on Ambient Intelligence -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Ambient Intelligence
    Period1/01/00 → …

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1


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