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Data Collection Activities

Data were collected at the following UM buildings:

  • Chemistry
  • ISR-Thompson
  • Rackham
  • Space Research
  • Fleming
  1. Key Informant interviews with selected individuals inside/outside UM community: administrators, faculty, facilities managers, architects, etc.

  2. Focus groups with different members of UM community: facility managers, clerical & administrative staff, faculty, students, etc.

  3. Systematic observations: to observe behaviors & traces and to measure ambient conditions:

    • people (types of clothing, use of utilities, choices for mobility, etc,)
    • environment (temperature, relative humidity, illumination)
    • places (individual and common spaces within buildings)
  4. Web surveys administered to samples of different user groups tapping: what they do, what they did, what they think, what they know