The challenges involved in designing appropriate and desirable hybrid spatial computing environments are considerable. Two aspects highlighted through our own experience and in the communities’ literatures are particularly demanding: 1. The situated and social nature of human activities. 2. The transformative nature of the encounter between people and technology. Trying to achieve grounded leaps of socio-technical imagination on such shifting ground is difficult. It demands close and continuous loops of design, use and evaluation. Our grounded imagination approach combines a range of methods to meet the challenge. We present some highlights from activities during 2002/2003. These activities cut across the boundaries used to structure the report so far – highlighting achievements with regard to supporting people in combining, composing configurations of people, spaces, materials and technologies in and across different contexts.
Eu,ist, Fet, Dc Project, Workspace: Distributed Work Support Through Component Based Spatial Computing Environments, 2003, p. 1-29