Engineering Social Awareness in Work Environments

  • Dhaval Vyas
  • Marek R. van de Watering
  • Anton Eliëns
  • Gerrit C. van der Veer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4555)


A growing interest is seen for designing intelligent environments that support personally meaningful, sociable and rich everyday experiences. In this paper we describe an intelligent, large screen display called Panorama that is aimed at supporting and enhancing social awareness within an academic work environment. Panorama is not intended to provide instrumental or other productivity related information. Rather, the goal of Panorama is to enhance social awareness by providing interpersonal and rich information related to co-workers and their everyday interactions in the department. A two-phase assessment of Panorama showed to promote curiosity and interest in exploring different activities in the environment.


Ubiquitous Computing Social Awareness Ambient Intelligence Intelligent Environment Staff Room 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dhaval Vyas
    • 1
  • Marek R. van de Watering
    • 2
  • Anton Eliëns
    • 2
  • Gerrit C. van der Veer
    • 3
  1. 1.Human Media Interaction Group, Twente UniversityThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Intelligent Multimedia Group, Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.School of Computer Science, Open Universiteit NederlandThe Netherlands

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