What if future indoor maps, rather than directing you to abstract room names, directed you to the people you seek at that moment? Using a distributed sensor network and Sociometric Badges from the Human Dynamics Group, we built real-time maps based on non-verbal social activity in physical space: movement, volume, gesturing, and whether people were standing face-to-face. A prototype was run over the Media Lab Sponsor Week event in Fall 2008.
Publication: Meeting mediator: enhancing group collaboration using sociometric feedback. T. Kim, A. Chang, L. Holland, A. Pentland, CSCW 2008.