Fraunhofer Institut für Integrierte Publikations-und Informationssysteme IPSI
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PublicationNew ERCIM Working Group on "Smart Environments and Systems for Ambient Intelligence"( 2007)
;Savidis, A.Streitz, N.
PublicationRoomware-moving toward ubiquitous computers( 2002)
;Tandler, P. ;Streitz, N.Prante, T.Collaboration between users and environments with multiple interconnected devices will determine, to a large degree, approaches to work and everyday activities. An example of this type of device is roomware, or computer-augmented objects resulting from the integration of room elements, such as walls, doors, and furniture, with computer- based information devices. The roomware components that we have developed at Fraunhofer IPSI support the vision of a future where our surroundings act as an information interface, and the computer as a device disappears from our perception. Three main observations influenced the creation of roomware components: the growing importance of information technology; the need to integrate information technology with the environment in which it is used; and the recognition that new work practices will emerge to cope with the increasing rate of the innovation.