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Colloquium - Winograd

ECCR 245

Experiments in Interactive Workspaces
Stanford University

The concept of ubiquitous computing has been popular for many years, but there are still few compelling examples of how to put the ideas into practice. There are still many hard questions, both at the systems level and at the user interaction level, about how to create a coherent information and interaction space that is distributed among many places, machines, and users.

Terry Winograd photo

We have been developing a testbed called the iRoom, in which we are creating the components of an integrated interactive environment for people engaged in multi-person work that involves complex visual and information structures. We have developed a robust, flexible communications infrastructure for integrating devices ranging from workstations and touch screens to specialized I/O devices. On top of this infrastructure we have explored mechanisms for moving both information and controls across devices of different types and scales, and have created some preliminary elements of an "overface" that provides cross-platform, cross-device uniformity for managing and working in the space.

The talk will describe the overall philosophy and architecture of the iRoom, and illustrate with a number of specific application experiments that we have begun.

Hosted by Elizabeth Bradley.
Refreshments will be served immediately following the talk in ECOT 831.

The Department holds colloquia throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. These colloquia, open to the public, are typically held on Thursday afternoons, but sometimes occur at other times as well. If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming colloquia, subscribe to our Colloquia Mailing List. If you would like to schedule a colloquium, see Colloquium Scheduling.

Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Please contact Stephanie Morris at least five days prior to the colloquium.

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