Dynamic Office Workstations: Initial Insights into User Usability Evaluations and Motivation

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Dynamic office workstations present a promising way to address the problem of inactivity at work, as they combine light physical activity with office tasks. In order to overcome the lack of structured implementation of such devices in office environments and the difficulty of stimulating employees to engage in healthy behaviors, the aim of this study was to investigate employees’ motivation and perceived usability (e.g. operability) regarding the use of dynamic office workstations. Two different types of devices were made available to 30 employees (13 females, 17 males, mean ± SD = 43 ± 11.51 years) for 6 weeks. Motivation to the use of the workstations was assessed pre- and post-intervention, and usability was assessed post-intervention. Descriptive statistics and Wilcoxon tests were conducted. Employees reported the usability of the workstations to be acceptable, as they did not impede their work activities, whilst they were autonomously motivated towards using either workstation. Dynamic office workstations are suitable for daily use, although a flexible use of such devices should be guaranteed, depending on the task at hand.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of UOEH
Volume40
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)277-286
Number of pages10
ISSN2187-2864
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Publication statusPublished - 2018

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