© 2004

Inhabited Information Spaces

Living with your Data

  • David N. Snowdon
  • Elizabeth F. Churchill
  • Emmanuel Frécon


  • The first book to study Inhabited Information Spaces in detail

  • Will give the reader an overview of the important aspects of the design of these environments


Part of the Computer Supported Cooperative Work book series (CSCW, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elizabeth Churchill, David Snowdon, Emmanuel Frécon
      Pages 3-8
  3. Pure Virtual Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Mårten Stenius, David Snowdon
      Pages 11-24
    3. Steve Pettifer, Jon Cook, James Marsh
      Pages 25-50
  4. Mixed Reality Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Matthew Chalmers
      Pages 71-88
    3. Tony Brooks
      Pages 89-99
  5. Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Adrian Bullock
      Pages 115-131
    3. Mike Fraser, Jon Hindmarsh, Steve Benford, Christian Heath
      Pages 133-150
    4. Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro, John Bowers
      Pages 151-180
    5. Wolfgang Prinz, Uta Pankoke-Babatz, Wolfgang Gräther, Tom Gross, Sabine Kolvenbach, Leonie Schäfer
      Pages 181-208
  6. Construction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
  7. Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269

About this book


In an era when increasing numbers of people are conducting research and interacting with one another through the internet, the study of ‘Inhabited Information Spaces’ is aimed at encouraging a more fruitful exchange between the users, and the digital data they are accessing. Introducing the new and developing field of Inhabited Information Spaces, this book covers all types of collaborative systems including virtual environments and more recent innovations such as hybrid and augmented real-world systems. Divided into separate sections, each covering a different aspect of Inhabited Information Systems, this book includes: How best to design and construct social work spaces; analysis of how users interact with existing systems, and the technological and sociological challenges designers face; How Inhabited Information Spaces are likely to evolve in the future and the new communities that they will create.


Access Computer Mediated Communication Hardware Information Spaces Information Visualisation Internet information visualization networks programming user interface virtual reality visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • David N. Snowdon
    • 1
  • Elizabeth F. Churchill
    • 2
  • Emmanuel Frécon
    • 3
  1. 1.Xerox Research Centre EuropeMeylanFrance
  2. 2.FX Palo Alto Laboratory Inc.Paol AltoUSA
  3. 3.Swedish Insitute for Computer ScienceKistaSweden

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