A tool for assessing user experience of fit of a virtual workplace

Ursula Hyrkkänen*, Suvi Nenonen, Carolyn Axtell

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The aim of this article is to formulate theoretical premises for a virtual workplace fit/misfit assessment tool as well as pilot the tool with a preliminary study. The theoretical basis lies in the environment-person fit theory applied in the field of worker-workspace relationship. The categories of Frequency, Atmosphere, Familiarity, Functionality, Narrative and Meaning of the place were developed and used for assessing the fit of a virtual workplace. The pilot research showed that the categories systematically sorted out the features of the virtual workplace in a way that might be useful for illustrating the differences of various virtual workplaces and thus assessing the fit of various virtual workplaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference, VAMR 2016, Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Proceedings
EditorsStephanie Lackey, Randall Shumaker
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-39907-2
ISBN (Print)9783319399065
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 17 Jul 201622 Jul 2016
Conference number: 8

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality
Abbreviated titleVAMR


  • Fit and misfit of virtual workplace
  • Person–environment fit theory
  • Virtual workplace
  • Worker – Workspace relationship

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