The virtual workplace of a mobile employee - How does Vischer's model function in identifying physical, functional and psychosocial fit?

Ursula Hyrkkänen, Suvi Nenonen

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    Abstract

    The article examines the applicability of Vischer's model of comfort and fit for classifying the features of virtual workplaces used in mobile work. The user-centered model of comfort and fit was applied in the context of systematic literature review. The review showed that the model of environmental fit is useful for more detailed classification of virtual places and spaces. However, it seems that in virtual work the threshold of workplace usability rises from the physical level to the functional level due to accessibility demands. A mobile employee is forced to completely stop working if he/she is not able to connect. Compared to Vischer's model the necessity level of the virtual workplace ascends to cover also the demands of functional fit.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction: Towards Mobile and Intelligent Interaction Environments - 14th International Conference, HCI International 2011, Proceedings
    Pages69-75
    Number of pages7
    Volume6763 LNCS
    EditionPART 3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
    Duration: 9 Jul 201114 Jul 2011

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    NumberPART 3
    Volume6763 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)03029743
    ISSN (Electronic)16113349

    Conference

    Conference14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2011
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityOrlando, FL
    Period9/07/1114/07/11

    Keywords

    • comfort factors of virtual workplace
    • mobile work
    • Virtual workplace

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Theoretical Computer Science

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