Modern office work practices increasingly breach traditional boundaries of time and place, making it difficult to interact with colleagues. To address these problems, we developed myUnity, a software and sensor platform that enables rich workplace awareness and coordination. myUnity is an integrated platform that collects information from a set of independent sensors and external data aggregators to report user location, availability, tasks, and communication channels. myUnity's sensing architecture is component-based, allowing channels of awareness information to be added, updated, or removed at any time. Multiple channels of input are combined and composited into a single, high-level presence state. Early studies of a myUnity deployment have demonstrated that the platform allows quick access to core awareness information and show that it has become a useful tool for supporting communication and collaboration in the modern workplace.
|Jacob T. Biehl||FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.|
|William van Melle||FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.|
|Thea Turner||FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.|
|Andreas Girgensohn||FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.|