Mitre: Intelligent Physical Spaces

Kelly Butcher, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Daniel Cody, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Jonathan Raphael, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Angela Sharer, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Abstract

The MITRE SCOPE team designed and prototyped a vision for collaboration at The MITRE Corporation. At its core, the vision set out to stimulate interoffice relationships and support spontaneous collaboration. To achieve this goal, the MITRE team assessed the technology readiness of pervasive computing, ambient intelligence, and context-aware information flow through the environment as applied to the problem space.

The MITRE team developed a user-centered design process and prototype by exploring advanced concepts in proximity sensing, anticipatory knowledge delivery, interactive digital signage, and instant productivity tools. In addition, many emerging technologies were investigated, including identity management, proximity sensing, mobile user profiles, persona management, multi-modal interfaces and directed audio.