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Augmented Environments and Design

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What are Augmented Environments (AE)? What are the trends? What are the main challenges? After a quick introduction, we summarize each chapter of this book. We also sum up a few ideas that are present throughout all the chapters and constitute the pillars of design for AE.


  • Augmented Reality
  • Design Pattern
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Human User
  • Ambient Intelligence

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Fig. 1.1


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    We founded the RUFAE “Research on User-Friendly Augmented Environments” in 2002. Figure 1.1 shows the initial participants.

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    UbiWORK@Ubicomp: design and evaluation of smart environments in the workplace.(Maribeth Back, Scott Carter, Saadi Lahlou, Kazunori Horikiri, Gerald Morrison, Masatomi Inagaki, organizers.) Ubicomp 2008, Seoul, South Korea, September, 21, 2008.

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    “Point n’est besoin d’espérer pour entreprendre, ni de réussir pour persévérer.”


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Lahlou, S. (2009). Augmented Environments and Design. In: Lahlou, S. (eds) Designing User Friendly Augmented Work Environments. Computer Supported Cooperative Work. Springer, London.

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