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Flow in the workspace

Lammers, F.G. (2021) Flow in the workspace.

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Abstract:Flowtyper is a tool that incorporates the design for flow to make writing more enjoyable and hopefully solve this problem. Auditory feedback is used to make a flow inducing writing tool which was tested on 20 participants. Participants were asked to write for 15 minutes twice. Once with Flowtyper enabled and once without. They were asked to send in their written material to check for spelling errors and participated in a small semi-structured interview about their experience. Afterwards, their experience was measured by use of the flow state scale (FSS) and Self-Assessment Manikin (SAM), Their writing fluency was measured as a metric of productivity. The participants were split on their writing content (creative or non-creative), their change in valence between the silence and Flowtyper conditions and their change in writing fluency between the same conditions. The flow metrics influenced by Flowytper were action & awareness merging, concentration, feeling of total control, transformation of time and the autotelic experience. Enjoying working with Flowtyper does therfore not warrant an increase in writing fluency. The opposite is more likely true: If someone does not like working with Flowtyper, they will most probably will not benefit in terms of fluency as well.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science, 77 psychology
Programme:Interaction Technology MSc (60030)
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