Atmospheres and Socio-spatial Patterns: Designing Hyperspaces for Knowledge Work

  • Jörg Rainer Noennig
  • Lars Schlenker
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8028)


The paper focuses on the importance of socio-spatial patterns and atmospheric qualities for knowledge work in real and virtual environments. On the background of research in the fields of Knowledge Architecture, Online Worlds and Environmental Design we show the interdependence between architectural design and human-computer interaction. The paper presents a design approach for “hyper-spaces” that fuses the qualities and opportunities of both realms into defined design-patterns.


Atmosphere Socio-Spatial Patterns Knowledge Work Architecture Environmental Design Virtual Worlds 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jörg Rainer Noennig
    • 1
  • Lars Schlenker
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Architecture, Junior Professorship of Knowledge ArchitectureTU DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Media Centre/Centre for Continuing EducationTU DresdenDresdenGermany

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