Office temperature has always been a hot topic (pun intended): some people like their office warm, some people like it cold, and some others seem to never be satisfied with it.
Yet, while it may seem insignificant, office temperature and humidity greatly affect people’s productivity every single day. Think how uncomfortable it can become if you are working in the wrong environment. If it’s too hot you will feel irritated and if it’s too cold you will find it harder to think. Studies have also found warm environments to be better for creative thinking, while cold environments will keep you more alert for repetitive tasks (but funnily enough don’t risk yourself with mathematics above 27°C!).
Now, you are probably wondering “Interesting, but what should I do?”
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration actually suggests that offices maintain room temperatures between 20°C and 24°C and humidity levels between 20 and 60 percent. Unfortunately, keep in mind there is no universal temperature where everyone is going to feel most comfortable in… Until today 🙂
This is why we came up with a UI idea that would let us adjust the temperature and humidity based on our very preferences just a few taps and swipes away. To make it better, you could also control and monitor different segments of a room, so everyone’s happy and in the best conditions possible. No matter whether you are working in a crowded office or prefer enjoying a peaceful home office (I’m looking at you remote people 😉 ).
Putting yourself in an environment where you can thrive and produce your best work is essential. And getting the temperature and humidity levels right can go a long way for improved work satisfaction, productivity and even collaboration.
Let us know your tips to get comfy at work!
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