The primary focus of the WORKSPACE project was to augment the working environment through the development of spatial computing components, initially for members of the design professions, but with wider applicability to a range of work domains. The project interpreted the requirements of the Disappearing Computer to be that of “Augmenting reality”, where “Augmented reality” meant: • Augmented user – positioning, visualising. • Augmented environment, Panels, tables and site-pack • Augmented Artifacts - RFID , tagging, tracking • Augmented communications – efficient exchange and integration of the above. The philosophy was to make the computer disappear by both making it large and embedding it into the environment (e.g. furniture). The project has successfully achieved its objectives, and has developed a range of demonstrator prototypes, some of which is in daily use by practitioners within the landscape architecture profession.
Eu,ist, Fet, Dc Project, Workspace: Distributed Work Support Through Component Based Spatial Computing Environments, 2003, p. 1-7