A Room with a "Fake"View: Installing digital windows in Windowless Offices

Donghee Yvette Wohn, Hyejin Hannah Kum-Biocca, Astha Sharma, Anisah Khandakar

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Abstract

As cities become overpopulated and we explore deep seas and outer space, humans will be faced with the inevitable situation of living and working in small spaces that are visually monotonous. It is thus important to understand the psychological effects that enclosed spaces can have on people. In this study, we ran a between-subjects design experiment with people working in windowless offices by installing a digital window that featured a nature landscape video. Quantitative measures of productivity and wellbeing before and after the intervention showed that having a digital window elevated mood and happiness, but did not have a significant effect on work productivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIMX 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages180-184
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450379762
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 17 2020
Event2020 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences, IMX 2020 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jun 17 2020Jun 19 2020

Publication series

NameIMX 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences

Conference

Conference2020 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences, IMX 2020
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period6/17/206/19/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Keywords

  • digital window
  • enclosed space
  • green space
  • presence
  • wellbeing
  • windowless

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