Maral Babapour Chafi

Teacher at the division of Design & Human Factors, Department of Industrial and Materials Science

My research concerns adoption of innovations in workspace design. Currently, I am studying Activity-based Flexible Offices/A-FOs (also called ABW, Activity-based working, non-territorial/hot-desking offices). I am interested the interplay between: individuals, their activities, technology and the office environment. The questions that I address are:

- What design-related aspects in A-FOs support and/or impede individuals’ and groups’ activities over time?
- In what ways do individuals, groups and organizations adopt and adapt to A-FOs?
- What process-related aspects are important for successful implementation of and work environment management in A-FOs?

Drop me a line, if you want to know more about my work.
​Maral gives lectures and hold workshops on systematic form development approaches and creative form generation techniques in Advanced Form Design courses.

​One of my most important publications

Babapour M. Rehammar B., and Rahe U. A Comparison of Diary Method Variations for Enlightening Form Generation in the Design Process. Design and Technology Education: an International Journal, 2012, 17(3).

Published: Mon 14 Oct 2019.