Antonietta Grasso, Frédéric Roulland
To appear in Public and situated Displays: Social and Interactional aspects of shared technologies
In the foreseeable future large screen displays will be affordable and consequently widely available in work
organisations. Several projects have started to investigated what kinds of information are most usefully
presented by large screen displays and in which ways. This research is part of a larger effort concerning
Ambient Displays, but here we focus on the visual presentation of information in work settings. Starting
from communication needs in work organisations, we identify Communities of Practice as a relevant
organisational group to address, and present a system for supporting them. On the basis of our experience
and experience found in the literature we analyse design choices that can alleviate the cost using these
systems. Furthermore, context-sensitiveness may provide additional ways of improving the cost/benefit ratio.
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