Human-Computer Interactions in Contemporary Office Environment

  • Elżbieta Dagny Ryńska
  • Ferdynand GórskiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9178)


The article is a voice in the discussion on ergonomics and efficiency in the operation of ITC devices in the context of the office environment and its ongoing changes. Increased mobility which followed technological advances is redefining office work. With the restraint of having to create designated workstations lifted, the possibilities of work-related interaction became more diverse, creating new chances but at the same time also design challenges.

Which aspects of the workspace have proven to be effective in creating a good work environment? Proper temperature and humidity, daylighting, aesthetics, greenery and an interesting view outside are the top of the list; but is there really a single answer to that question? Even within one industry, requirements regarding the optimal workspace may differ, depending on the task at hand. This should be a hint that maybe flexibility and diversity of spaces made available to the employee is the best solution to that problem.

In the first part of the article we explain how the office environment has evolved into what it is today, showing the most important factors influencing that change.

The second stage of the analysis centers around the tools employed in working mobile, focusing on displaying their current limitation and usability in the work-related context.


Office environment Productivity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Warsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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