Ambient suite: Room-shaped information environment for interpersonal communication

Kazuyuki Fujita, Yuichi Itoh, Hiroyuki Ohsaki, Naoaki Ono, Keiichiro Kagawa, Kazuki Takashima, Sho Tsugawa, Kosuke Nakajima, Yusuke Hayashi, Fumio Kishino

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We propose a room-shaped information environment called Ambient Suite that enhances interpersonal communication. In Ambient Suite, the room itself works as both sensors to estimate the conversation states of participants and displays to present information to stimulate conversation. This paper introduces an implementation assumed standing-party situations as a typical use case of Ambient Suite. From the result of user study using its implementation, we confirmed that our system adequately encouraged participant conversations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2012, VR 2012 - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event19th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2012 - Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Mar 42012 Mar 8

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality


Conference19th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCosta Mesa, CA


  • ambient interfaces
  • communication support
  • information presentation
  • nonverbal cues


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