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The SWELL Knowledge Work Dataset for Stress and User Modeling Research

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Kraaij, Prof.dr.ir. W. (Radboud University & TNO); Koldijk, MSc. S. (TNO & Radboud University); Sappelli, MSc M. (TNO & Radboud University) (): The SWELL Knowledge Work Dataset for Stress and User Modeling Research. DANS. https://doi.org/10.17026/dans-x55-69zp

2014-08-27 Kraaij, Prof.dr.ir. W. (Radboud University & TNO); Koldijk, MSc. S. (TNO & Radboud University); Sappelli, MSc M. (TNO & Radboud University) 10.17026/dans-x55-69zp

This is the multimodal SWELL knowledge work (SWELL-KW) dataset for research on stress and user modeling. The dataset was collected in an experiment, in which 25 people performed typical knowledge work (writing reports, making presentations, reading e-mail, searching for information). We manipulated their working conditions with the stressors: email interruptions and time pressure. A varied set of data was recorded: computer logging, facial expression from camera recordings, body postures from a Kinect 3D sensor and heart rate (variability) and skin conductance from body sensors. Our dataset not only contains raw data, but also preprocessed data and extracted features. The participants' subjective experience on task load, mental effort, emotion and perceived stress was assessed with validated questionnaires as a ground truth. The resulting dataset on working behavior and affect is suitable for several research fields, such as work psychology, user modeling and context aware systems.

The collection of this dataset was supported by the Dutch national program COMMIT (project P7 SWELL). SWELL is an acronym of Smart Reasoning Systems for Well-being at Work and at Home.

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