Mediator and medium: doors as interruption gateways and aesthetic displays

@inproceedings{Nichols2002MediatorAM,
  title={Mediator and medium: doors as interruption gateways and aesthetic displays},
  author={Jeffrey Nichols and Jacob O. Wobbrock and Darren Gergle and Jodi Forlizzi},
  booktitle={Symposium on Designing Interactive Systems},
  year={2002}
}
Office doors are more than entrances to rooms, they are entrances to a person's time and attention. People can mediate access to themselves by choosing whether to leave their door open or closed when they are in their office. Doors also serve as a medium for communication, where people can broadcast individual messages to passersby, or accept messages from others who stopped by when the door was closed. These qualities make the door an excellent location for designing solutions that help people… CONTINUE READING
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