SHAPE (Situating Hybrid Assemblies in Public Environments) was a European research and development project aimed at designing and evaluating mixed reality installations for collaborative exploration and learning in public contexts such as museums and galleries. Three different public exhibitions have been developed and evaluated in museums in Stockholm (Technical Museum), Nottingham (Castle) and Limerick (Hunt Museum). The University of Nottingham (Mixed Reality Lab) was the lead partner. Both concern the use of tracking, mobile and wireless technologies to support collaborative learning.
Eye-2-Eye was a 3-year European research and development project focusing on the development of evaluation methods, guidelines and cost-benefit analysis tools for assessing fitness-for-purpose of person-to-person communication technologies, including audio, video, avatar and multimedia conferencing tools for fixed and mobile networks. A major goal of the project was to carry out an extensive series of experiments in the laboratory and field in order to produce empirical data on the impact of different technical factors affecting quality of service on human communication (task performance, attitudes, communicative processes). The project was funded under the EU 5th Framework IST Programme and finished in March 2003.
Created: 1999. Last Modified: 7th August 2008