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Chapter 11 Roomwizard: An Appliance for ... > 11.1 Background - Pg. 141

Chapter 11 Roomwizard: An AppliAnce foR office Society RoomWizard is a device for lubricating a social protocol about who needs this room today. People look at it and then use it to negotiate relationships. Simon C. R. Lewis, RoomWizard project lead Steelcase's RoomWizard is a device for intervening in office power dynamics around scheduling shared conference rooms. Using a single piece of informa- tion -- the name of the person who reserved a specific conference room at the exact moment that someone else needs it -- RoomWizard is designed to initi- ate a negotiation between office dwellers around how they share a communal resource. It was initially developed by a design firm, Appliance Studio, which