An Ambient Workplace for Raising Awareness of Internet-Based Cooperation

  • Benoît Otjacques
  • Rod McCall
  • Fernand Feltz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4101)


This paper discusses a prototype desktop ambient display system known as the Ambient Workplace (AW) that is used to visualise some aspects of cooperation among a group of co-workers. The AW draws on the ambient technology paradigm by providing a visualisation that represents the interactions of the co-workers (either individuals or groups) in their peripheral attention zone. The paper discusses the development of a prototype system based on a series of indices and uses a maritime flags metaphor. The paper also presents some early results from a user study.


Composite Index Collaborative Environment Raising Awareness Computer Support Cooperative Work Online Status 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benoît Otjacques
    • 1
  • Rod McCall
    • 1
  • Fernand Feltz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department ISC – Informatics, Systems and CollaborationPublic Research Center – Gabriel LippmannBelvauxLuxembourg

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