ThermoKiosk: Investigating Roles for Digital Surveys of Thermal Experience in Workplace Comfort Management

Adrian Clear, Samantha Mitchell Finnigan, Patrick Olivier, Rob Comber

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Abstract

Thermal comfort in shared workplaces is often contested and impacts productivity, wellbeing, and energy use. Yet, subjective and situated comfort experiences are rarely captured and engaged with. In this paper, we explore roles for digital surveys in capturing and visualising subjective experiences of comfort in situ for comfort management. We present findings from a 3-week field trial of our prototype system called ThermoKiosk, which we deployed in an open plan, shared office with a history of thermal comfort complaints. In interviews with occupants and members of facilities management, we find that the data and interactions can play an important role in initiating dialogue to understand and handle tensions, and point to design considerations for more systematically integrating them into workplace comfort practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '18
Subtitle of host publicationApril 21–26, 2018, Montreal, QC, Canada
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherACM
ISBN (Print)9781450356206
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2018
Event2018 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201826 Apr 2018
https://chi2018.acm.org/

Conference

Conference2018 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2018
CountryCanada
CityMontréal
Period21/04/1826/04/18
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