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Xerox Color Systems Studio: developing customer-research relationships
Author(s): Robert R. Buckley; Ann D. Adams
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Paper Abstract

Researching color documents and the systems that produce them requires a new kind of laboratory, unlike the ones we are accustomed to working in. With this in mind, Xerox has created a 1700 square-foot Color Systems Studio at the Xerox Webster Research Center. The Studio is designed to provide an environment in which researchers and customers can meet to coexplore the requirements for color documents in the workplace. Involving customers is a key feature of the studio and its investigations into the ecology of color documents. Creation of this new research environment is based on the premise that color documents cannot be separated from the context in which they are created and used. The Studio is a 'living' lab equipped with up-to-date computer platforms, networks and printers. This makes it possible to assemble complete document systems, from creation to printing, using a mix of commercially available and experimental equipment. In this environment, researchers can study not only the performance of individual components, but the work process itself. This paper will describe the reasoning that led to the creation of the Color Systems Studio and our early experiences with it.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1909, Device-Independent Color Imaging and Imaging Systems Integration, (4 August 1993);
Show Author Affiliations
Robert R. Buckley, Xerox Webster Research Ctr. (United States)
Ann D. Adams, Xerox Webster Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1909:
Device-Independent Color Imaging and Imaging Systems Integration
Ricardo J. Motta; Hapet A. Berberian, Editor(s)

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