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Computer Supported Cooperative Work

Designing User Friendly Augmented Work Environments

Editors: Lahlou, Saadi (Ed.)

  • Collates, summarizes and puts into perspective material from some of the most prominent teams who pioneered the domain of AE
  • Authors approach is grounded in actual experience
  • A growing market - good practice is not yet established, and building such augmented rooms is not routine, so such constructions will involve consultants and architects, and local academia, who will need food for thought
  • Academics as well as sponsor institutions are looking for legitimate scientific sources to refer to
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About this book

Augmented environments – where objects are empowered by underlying information technology, are now installed in an ever-growing number of offices, public spaces and homes. However designing them to be usable and user-friendly remains a challenge.

This book provides an overview and summary of the key research undertaken in augmented environments by some of the most prominent laboratories in the field worldwide (Stanford, Carnegie-Mellon, Fuji-Xerox Palo Alto, EDF R&D, Politecnico di Milano, Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, Russian Academy of Science, UC San Diego, University of Aachen). The book covers all relevant aspects of Augmented Environments from architecture to computer science and psychology. Most useful theories (activity theory, distributed cognition, cognitive attractors, perceived quality…) and design principles (COTS, semantic Rubicon, never-endingness…) as well as practical patterns for implementation are provided by the seminal authors themselves.

With this overview, readers can benefit from the experiences of key researchers in the field to construct robust, efficient and user-friendly augmented environments. All those working in the field of human-computer interaction will find this book an invaluable reference source.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Augmented Environments and Design

    Lahlou, Saadi

    Pages 1-29

  • The Stanford Interactive Workspaces Project

    Johanson, Brad (et al.)

    Pages 31-61

  • Towards a Global Concept of Collaborative Space

    Hartkopf, Volker (et al.)

    Pages 63-85

  • Designing an Easy-to-use Executive Conference Room Control System

    Back, Maribeth (et al.)

    Pages 87-112

  • Experimental Reality: Principles for the Design of Augmented Environments

    Lahlou, Saadi

    Pages 113-157

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84800-098-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84800-097-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-2515-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Designing User Friendly Augmented Work Environments
Editors
  • Saadi Lahlou
Series Title
Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-098-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-098-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84800-097-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2515-0
Series ISSN
1431-1496
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 321
Topics