Mixed Reality Architecture
Mixed Reality Architecture embeds an always-on communication infrastructure across a shared virtual environment into everyday office environments. Each connected office is represented as an office avatar in the shared world. By moving virtual offices in relation to each other, office inhabitants control who they see and who they hear. When two or more offices are close to each other, the automatic audio and video channels allow for spontaneous and planned communication.
Mixed Reality Architecture was trialled long-term across multiple sites. Its effect was to connect remote spaces in a way that resembled sharing an open-plan office. Awareness between disparate colleagues was supported as were casual catchups and planned meetings.