Working from home and bored? Use this website to get office vibes
Yasmin Ahmed April 13, 2020
Office-goers around the world have been assigned work-from-home as we are in the middle of coronavirus pandemic. With lockdowns in force across the world, people are "going" to their office by walking from their bedroom to their study room or drawing room. And people are bored because working from home isn't just like working from the office. So, there is a new website that aims to help people working from home get some office vibes.
The website is called imisstheoffice.eu. The website gives office vibes to people working from home by generating sounds one usually listens to in the office. In other words, at least in terms of ambient sounds, it aims to create a virtual office in your home.
The description of the website of imisstheoffice.eu reads that it is "an office noise generator--providing you with the soothing tones of modern office life to help you focus when working from home."
It is quite self-explanatory from the name I Miss The Office that the website has something to with taking you back to the office. If not literally, at least by letting you take the feel of it.
Designed by a firm called Kids Creative agency, the website is interactive. So, you can choose which sounds you want to play don't play the sound of your colleagues playing ping-pong because that is obnoxious and you can choose how many colleagues you want in the office.
Imisstheoffice.eu comes with typical sounds an usual office has. This means it has workstation sounds, sounds made by a printer, the voices of colleagues gossiping, chatting away, chewing loudly, etc. The website also has sounds of people playing ping-pong, eating chips, whispering, walking, laughing, adjusting their chairs, and telephone sounds.
To enable these sounds, all you have to do is take your cursor and click on these parts, to enable sounds.
Alternatively, you can just hit the play button on the bottom left while you continue working from home and take the feel of being in your office.
The UI of the website reads, "Close your eyes and imagine you're in the office. Beautiful right?"
You can adjust the number of colleagues from the right-hand side with the plus and minus signs. You can add up to 10 colleagues for a fuller office feel. The more the number of colleagues, the busier the environment of the office will sound.