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Abstract

There is a strongly felt need for a video conferencing facility, both to showcase the INSIS project and to alleviate an almost intolerable travel situation. This means that financial constraints are not foreseen as a serious design limitation, even based on cost - benefit considerations of travel expense reduction and time saving. However it is vital that the system find user acceptance, partly because of the high visibility of the project within the INSIS programme but also due to the very senior level of the envisaged user group. Thus the project design team was formed of two informatics engineers, two ergonomists and two social scientists so that the design could be led by user requirements. Analyses have been made of physical ergonomic requirements, of meeting types (tasks) and the requirements they pose for technical design, and of psycho-social needs with respect to the physical design of the facilities. The resulting design criteria are presented in the paper.

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Authors: WILLIAMS K MANCHESTER BUSINESS SCHOOL (UK) ARMBRUSTER A TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN (GERMANY) OTWAY H J JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY) , MANCHESTER BUSINESS SCHOOL (UK);TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN (GERMANY);JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: 3RD ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE, LOS ANGELES, CA. (USA), FEB. 18-19, 1984 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31326 ORA
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Record Number: 1989122067000 / Last updated on: 1992-11-03
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