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The virtual workplace of a mobile employee - How does Vischer's model function in identifying physical, functional and psychosocial fit?

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction: Towards Mobile and Intelligent Interaction Environments - 14th International Conference, HCI International 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages7
Volume6763 LNCS
EditionPART 3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 201114 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume6763 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


Conference14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2011
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


The article examines the applicability of Vischer's model of comfort and fit for classifying the features of virtual workplaces used in mobile work. The user-centered model of comfort and fit was applied in the context of systematic literature review. The review showed that the model of environmental fit is useful for more detailed classification of virtual places and spaces. However, it seems that in virtual work the threshold of workplace usability rises from the physical level to the functional level due to accessibility demands. A mobile employee is forced to completely stop working if he/she is not able to connect. Compared to Vischer's model the necessity level of the virtual workplace ascends to cover also the demands of functional fit.


  • comfort factors of virtual workplace, mobile work, Virtual workplace