Working together in media space: CSCW research at EuroPARC

W.W. Gaver, T. Moran, A. Maclean, L. Lövstrand, P. Douris, K.A. Carter, W. Buxton

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


This chapter discusses examples of systems which have in relatively widespread use at EuroPARC in order to give a taste of the environment have developing and to sketch out the philosophy behind this research. The resulting environment, called Ravenscroft Audio Video Environment (RAVE), is such that nearly all rooms have some form of an audio–video ‘node’ installed, consisting of a camera, monitor, microphone and speakers. It is helpful to consider first design theme, that of supporting the range of collaboration from casual awareness to focused engagement. In sum, the several generic RAVE buttons emerged through a process of integrated use and design supported by an interface system that affords flexible tailoring. A certain amount of control over connections is offers by the basic software used to control the audio-video switch. Portholes is inspires by a similar, earlier, prototype developed at PARC and a more recent system at EuroPARC called Polyscope.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer-Supported Cooperative Work
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780429462276
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Research Group keywords

  • Interaction Research Studio


Dive into the research topics of 'Working together in media space: CSCW research at EuroPARC'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this