Design and evaluation of intentionally enriched awareness

Rittenbruch, Markus, Mansfield, Tim, & Viller, Stephen (2009) Design and evaluation of intentionally enriched awareness. In Markopoulos, Panos, De Ruyter, Boris, & Mackay, Wendy (Eds.) Awareness Systems, Advances in Theory, Methodology and Design. Springer, pp. 367-395.

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In this chapter we introduce and explore the notion of “intentionally enriched awareness”. Intentional enrichment refers to the process of actively engaging users in the awareness process by enabling them to express intentions. We initially look at the phenomenon if sharing intentional information in related collaborative systems. We then explore the concept of intentional enrichment through designing and evaluating the AnyBiff system which allows users to freely create, share and use a variety of biff applications. Biffs are simple representation of pre-defined activities. Users can select biffs to indicate that they are engaged in an activity. We summarise the results of a trial which allowed us to gain insights into the potential of the AnyBiff prototype and the underlying biff concept to implement intentionally enriched awareness. Our findings show that intentional disclosure mechanisms in the form of biffs were successfully used in a variety of contexts. Users actively engaged in the design of a large variety of biffs and explored many different uses of the concept. The study revealed a whole host of issues with regard to intentionally enriched awareness which give valuable insight into the conception and design of future applications in this area.

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ID Code: 84203
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Awareness
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-84882-477-5_16
ISBN: 9781848824775
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: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 15 May 2015 04:46
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2016 15:48

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