Steve Hodges and Gifford Louie
We describe a prototype system, the Interactive Office,
which supports the occupant’s daily activities in an office.
Discrete sensors embedded in an office detect the
occupant’s movements whilst a number of actuators allow
computer control of the environment. Integrating inputs
from many sensors places the user in a context, which,
combined with the actuators, can be used to automate
simple tasks. Using this system, an occupant need not
change their normal actions or directly interact with an
interface. We describe the underlying technology for this
type of indirect interaction and illustrate the potential of
augmenting an office to support a user’s daily tasks.
In CHI Conference companion on Human factors in computing systems 1994
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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