Sensible Organizations
Benjamin N. Waber, Daniel Olguin Olguin, Taemie Kim, Akshay Mohan, Koji Ara, and Sandy Pentland
MIT Media Laboratory

Status: Ongoing

We propose the use of a wearable electronic badge capable of automatically measuring the amount of face-to-face interaction, conversational time, physical proximity to other people, and physical activity levels using social signals derived from vocal features, body motion, and relative location to capture individual and collective patterns of behavior. Our goal is to be able to understand how patterns of behavior shape individuals and organizations. We attempt to use on-body sensors in large groups of people for extended periods of time in naturalistic settings for the purpose of identifying, measuring, and quantifying social interactions, information flow, and organizational dynamics.

Sensible Organizations: Technology and Methodology for Automatically Measuring Organizational Behavior
Daniel Olguin Olguin, Benjamin N. Waber, Taemie Kim, Akshay Mohan, Koji Ara, and Alex (Sandy) Pentland
Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

Organizational Engineering using Sociometric Badges
Benjamin N. Waber, Daniel Olguin Olguin, Taemie Kim, Akshay Mohan, Koji Ara, and Alex (Sandy) Pentland
NetSci 2007, New York City, USA, May 20-25, 2007.

Real-Time Sensing Data for Organizational Enhancement
Benjamin N. Waber and Alex (Sandy) Pentland
MobileHCI 07 In-Situ Workshop, Singapore, September 8, 2007.

Augmented Social Reality
Benjamin N. Waber and Alex (Sandy) Pentland
ISWC 07 Doctoral Colloquim, Boston, October 10, 2007.

Sensible Organizations: Discovering Social Networks using Sociometric Badges
Benjamin N. Waber and Alex (Sandy) Pentland
Sunbelt Social Network Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida, January 2008.