Accession Number : ADP005561

Title :   Three Experimental Multimedia Workstations: A Realistic Utopia for the Office of Tomorrow,

Corporate Author : TRIUMPH-ADLER A G NUREMBERG GERMANY (F R)

Personal Author(s) : Balzert,Helmut

Report Date : 10 MAY 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, *WORKPLACE LAYOUT, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, ARCHITECTURE

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE