Building boundaries on boundary objects : a field study of a ubicomp tool in a design studio

Vyas, Dhaval & Nijholt, Anton (2010) Building boundaries on boundary objects : a field study of a ubicomp tool in a design studio. In Stevens, Gunnar (Ed.) Workshop Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems, IISI - International Institute for Socio-Informatics, Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres, Aix-en-Provence, France, pp. 280-297.

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Abstract

In this paper, we provide the results of a field study of a Ubicomp system called CAM (Cooperative Artefact Memory) in a Product Design studio. CAM is a mobile-tagging based messaging system that allows designers to store relevant information onto their design artefacts in the form of messages, annotations and external web links. From our field study results, we observe that the use of CAM adds another shared ‘space’ onto these design artefacts – that are in their natural settings boundary objects themselves. In the paper, we provide several examples from the field illustrating how CAM helps in the design process.

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ID Code: 70070
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Cooperative Artefact Memory (CAM), Ubicomp, Design artefacts, Boundary objects
ISSN: 1861-4280
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 11 Apr 2014 00:49
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2014 00:45

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