Designing to maintain human agency in context-aware systems

Campbell, Brett & Brereton, Margot (2004) Designing to maintain human agency in context-aware systems. In Bond, Adrian (Ed.) Artful Integration: Interweaving Media, Materials and Practices - The Eighth Participatory Design Conference 2004, 27 - 31 July 2004, Canada, Toronto.

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    This paper describes a series of design games, specifically aimed at exploring shifts in human agency, how they are managed, and the impact this will have on the design of future context-aware applications. The games focussed on understanding information handling issues in dental practice with participants from the University of Queensland Dental School playing an active role in the activities. Participatory design activities reveal how technology solution impact on dental practices. By finding methods of representing technological possibilities in ways which can easily be understood we enhance the contribution that dentists can make to the design process.

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    ID Code: 26027
    Item Type: Conference Paper
    Keywords: Human agency, Context-aware, design games
    ISBN: 0-9667818-3-x
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
    Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
    Past > Schools > School of Design
    Copyright Owner: Copyright Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility 2004
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    Last Modified: 06 Sep 2013 14:32

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