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Performance by design: supporting decisions around indoor air quality in offices

Performance by design: supporting decisions around indoor air quality in offices
Performance by design: supporting decisions around indoor air quality in offices
Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can affect health and cognitive performance prior to users becoming aware of the declining air quality. Yet office occupants rarely have access to IAQ information upon which to base their ventilation decisions. This paper details the design and deployment of a situated IAQ display as a probe to explore ventilation and building operation practices when IAQ information is made available. Based on deployments in 11 naturally ventilated offices, we present an analysis of how reflection and sense making around IAQ can inform interactions with buildings. We suggest displays that are locally situated, non-disruptive and visualise the effects of poor IAQ with human analogies may hold potential for engaging office occupants with IAQ. We highlight how ambient displays represent a stepping-stone towards more informed interactions which can improve air quality and cognitive performance, and how IAQ feedback may usefully contribute to alternative HCI research agendas such as Human-Building Interaction.
awareness, co2, comfort, design, human-building interaction, indoor air quality, office, situated display, technology probe
99-111
ACM/SIGDA
Snow, Stephen
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Oakley, Michael
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schraefel, m.c.
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Snow, Stephen
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Oakley, Michael
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schraefel, m.c.
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Snow, Stephen, Oakley, Michael and schraefel, m.c. (2019) Performance by design: supporting decisions around indoor air quality in offices. In DIS '19 Proceedings of the 2019 Designing Interactive Systems Conference. ACM/SIGDA. pp. 99-111 . (doi:10.1145/3322276.3322372).

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Abstract

Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can affect health and cognitive performance prior to users becoming aware of the declining air quality. Yet office occupants rarely have access to IAQ information upon which to base their ventilation decisions. This paper details the design and deployment of a situated IAQ display as a probe to explore ventilation and building operation practices when IAQ information is made available. Based on deployments in 11 naturally ventilated offices, we present an analysis of how reflection and sense making around IAQ can inform interactions with buildings. We suggest displays that are locally situated, non-disruptive and visualise the effects of poor IAQ with human analogies may hold potential for engaging office occupants with IAQ. We highlight how ambient displays represent a stepping-stone towards more informed interactions which can improve air quality and cognitive performance, and how IAQ feedback may usefully contribute to alternative HCI research agendas such as Human-Building Interaction.

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Published date: June 2019
Venue - Dates: 2019 Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '19), San Diego, United States, 2019-06-23 - 2019-06-28
Keywords: awareness, co2, comfort, design, human-building interaction, indoor air quality, office, situated display, technology probe

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Local EPrints ID: 432515
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/432515
PURE UUID: cecd84df-e0d0-4baa-b3fd-585f835cb639

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Date deposited: 17 Jul 2019 16:30
Last modified: 22 Oct 2019 16:30

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