Increasingly aware of the importance of reducing sedentary behaviour, more and more interventions are designed to improve vitality among office workers. However, these interventions often take a rather generic approach (e.g. by prompting, quantification, nudging) despite the proven efficiency of these approaches.
To provoke designers to consider their approach, we offer a critical design perspective on how to design for office vitality by proposing the design of Ivy. Furthermore, we reflect on the design qualities of Ivy by using the framework ‘Reading Critical Design’. The reflection of our design for debate, Ivy, identifies different implications for design when designing for office vitality. With this, we aim to present a design for debate offering a critical perspective on designing for office vitality.