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Colloquium - Yamazaki

DLC 170

Sensing Important Activity Happened Elsewhere
Takemi Yamazaki
Fuji Xerox

The traditional large shared offices used in Japan have some advantage over private office rooms. Information and suggestion was exchanged unconsciously. Everybody knew who is doing what without additional effort, as long as they were in the same (or related) community. This made it easy to disseminate and generate knowledge in real business contexts. However, recently, this cultural advantage seems to be lost.

It is partly because of the globalization where co-located people are only a part of the community, and partly because of using personal computers which make even neighbor's activity invisible. What can we do for best utilizing IT in these circumstances? My opinion is that we need a new definition of proximity and its implementation.

Sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning & Design.

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