Authors: Mina Alipour, Pierre Dragicevic, Tobias Isenberg, Petra Isenberg
Abstract: In this student project, we explore how situated visualization of office noise can help desk workers become more aware of the noise they produce and are exposed to. More and more people spend a significant amount of time working in offices. Office work has been associated with a number of health issues and, in particular, noise has been identified as a cause of health concerns including the inability to concentrate and elevated stress. We contribute a beginning design study for a situated visualization of office noise. Specifically, we ran a design workshop session with office workers to elicit design requirements. From the workshop we then conducted a larger online survey on noise exposure in office spaces. From the results of the workshop and the survey, we finally derived first design mockups on which we also report here.