Three Experimental Multimedia Workstations: A Realistic Utopia for the Office of Tomorrow,
TRIUMPH-ADLER A G NUREMBERG GERMANY (F R)
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The office of the future needs different multimedia workstations for different user groups. The architecture and the highlights of our multimedia office environment are sketched. The manager workstation has a completely new human-computer-interface a horizontal flat panel built into an office desk. On the flat panel a touch-sensitive foil is used for input. Virtual keyboards can be displayed on the flat panel if needed by the application. A pencil with a built-in ultrasonic-transmitter is used as a pointing and handwriting device. Our model of multimedia interaction and communication is presented. A detailed explanation of how the processing of office procedures is implemented on our experimental workstations is given.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
- Computer Hardware