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Designing usable ubiquitous computing

Cederman-Haysom, Tim & Brereton, Margot (2004) Designing usable ubiquitous computing. In Bond, Adrian (Ed.) Proceeding of the 8th Biennial Participatory Design Conference : Artful Integration : Interweaving Media, Materials and Practices, 27-31 July 2004, Toronto.

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Abstract

This paper demonstrates that in order to design successful ubiquitous computing, designers must consider concurrently both the end user interactions in the context of use and the sustainability of the technology and its underlying infrastructure. We describe methods used to create more useful collaboration and communication between users, designers and engineers in designing ubiquitous computing systems. We tested these methods in a real domain in an attempt to create a system that is affordable, minimally disrupts the end-user's workplace and improves human-computer interaction.

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ID Code: 26031
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: User-centred design, participatory design, interaction design, ubiquitous computing, multimodal interfaces
ISBN: 096678183x
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 > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Ubiquitous Computing (080504)
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: 2004 Association for Computing Machinery
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