I am not a number: Towards participatory IoT monitoring in the workplace

Catherine Magill, Ewan Klein, Simon Chapple

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Abstract / Description of output

A dominant narrative around the Internet of Things (IoT) asserts that value will be realized by using resources more efficiently and by creating a better ‘user experience’. On the basis of a small qualitative study of reactions by employees to having their workplace monitored by networked sensors, we offer three guidelines to help ensure that smart office IoT initiatives incorporate a broader set of values and beneficiaries. We suggest that environmental monitoring in the workplace can create more value for ‘users’ and reduce the risk of adverse reactions if employees are more actively involved in the design and communication process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiving in the Internet of Things
Subtitle of host publicationA PETRAS, IoTUK & IET Conference, Forum & Exhibition
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78561-843-7
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2018
EventLiving in the Internet of Things: A PETRAS, IoTUK & IET Conference, Forum & Exhibition - IET London: Savoy Place, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Mar 201829 Mar 2018


ConferenceLiving in the Internet of Things
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • smart office, internet of things, co-design, occu- pancy monitoring, acceptability


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  • Turing Fellow

    Klein, E.

    UK-based charities


    Project: Research

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