Designing User Friendly Augmented Work Environments

From Meeting Rooms to Digital Collaborative Spaces

  • Saadi Lahlou

Part of the Computer Supported Cooperative Work book series (CSCW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Saadi Lahlou
    Pages 1-29
  3. Brad Johanson, Armando Fox, Terry Winograd
    Pages 31-61
  4. Volker Hartkopf, Vivian Loftness, Azizan Aziz
    Pages 63-85
  5. Maribeth Back, Gene Golovchinsky, Pernilla Qvarfordt, William van Melle, John Boreczky, Tony Dunnigan et al.
    Pages 87-112
  6. Carl Gustaf Jansson
    Pages 191-212
  7. Valery N. Nosulenko, Elena S. Samoylenko
    Pages 213-236
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 313-321

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.


Augmented Environments Design Haptik Interaction haptics human-computer interaction (HCI) pervasive computing ubiquitous computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Saadi Lahlou
    • 1
  1. 1.ParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-097-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-098-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1496
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