Traces of physical occupancy, but without physical occupancy. Common traces indicating occupancy include leaving physical belongings (e.g. laptop, coat, materials, coffee mug) in the Space.
Trace Occupancy is expected to create a belief in any observer that the Space is in use even though the actual occupant is not currently present. Therefore it does not include Space that would otherwise appear unoccupied except for personalization unrelated to use – for example personal photos or permanent stickers. However, a “back soon” post-it note would indicate Trace Occupancy.
For example, a meeting room without any people present but with three open laptops and drinks on the table would be considered to have a Census Trace Occupancy of three.« Back to Glossary Index