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The immersive effect of adaptive architecture




Geraldine Fitzpatrick


© 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. This paper explores the role of immersion in the generation of specific interactive effects, within the context of the emerging research field of Adaptive Architecture. Drawing on an existing biofeedback-driven prototype that links a person's respiration to the form of their environment, the study presented here compared an immersive condition with a non-immersive condition to capture differences in participant experiences. The immersive condition afforded the majority of participants a relaxed, embodied experience, whereas the non-immersive condition left people unconnected. The study did not surface statistically significant differences in participants' physiological responses between the two conditions. The study findings contribute to the understanding of our relationship with adaptive environments, underpinned by pervasive computing technologies, as they emerge in the Arts and Architecture.


Schnädelbach, H., Slovák, P., Fitzpatrick, G., & Jäger, N. (2016). The immersive effect of adaptive architecture. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 25, 143-152.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 13, 2014
Online Publication Date Nov 22, 2014
Publication Date 2016-01
Deposit Date Sep 14, 2017
Journal Pervasive and Mobile Computing
Print ISSN 1574-1192
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Pages 143-152
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