Unfolding understandings: co-designing UbiComp In Situ, over time.

Halloran, John, Hornecker, Eva, Fitzpatrick, Geraldine Ann, Weal, Mark J., Millard, David E., Michaelides, Danius T., Cruickshank, Don and Roure, David De (2006) Unfolding understandings: co-designing UbiComp In Situ, over time. In: Carroll, John M., Bodker, Susanne and Coughlin, Julie (eds.) Proceedings of DIS06: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques. ACM Press, University Park, PA, USA, pp. 109-118. ISBN 1595933670

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A key challenge in co-designing UbiComp is that users may have limited understanding or experience of these technologies. While the value of situated co-design activities for promoting understanding is known, the role of time is less well researched. Here we describe and reflect on a range of co-design activities carried out with the curators of an historic English manor house to create novel visitor tours. We show how an ensemble of situated co-design activities over time led to the unfolding of user understanding around issues of content, technology and user experience, in turn leading to a progressive re-imagining of practice. This points to the importance of time and variety of in-situ activities to help people engage as co-designers in creating novel UbiComp-enabled experiences.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: The publisher's version is located at the official url.
Keywords: In-situ methods, Co-design, Public spaces, Time, Tour guides, Ubiquitous computing, User experience
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: Chris Keene
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 10:06
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1356
Google Scholar:13 Citations

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