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UbiComp in Opportunity Spaces: Challenges for Participatory Design

Hornecker, Eva, Halloran, John, Fitzpatrick, Geraldine, Weal, Mark J., Millard, David E., Michaelides, Danius T., Cruickshank, Don G. and De Roure, David C. (2006) UbiComp in Opportunity Spaces: Challenges for Participatory Design At Participatory Design Conference (PDC '06), Italy. 31 Jul - 05 Aug 2006. , pp. 47-56.

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The rise of ubiquitous computing (UbiComp), where pervasive, wireless and disappearing technologies offer hitherto unavailable means of supporting activity, increasingly opens up ‘opportunity spaces’. These are spaces where there is no urgent problem to be solved, but much potential to augment and enhance practice in new ways. Based on our experience of co-designing novel user experiences for visitors to an English country estate, we discuss challenges for PD in such an opportunity space. Key amongst these are how to build a working relationship of value when there are no urgent requirements; how to understand and scope the space of opportunities; and how to leave users with new resources of value to them.

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Published date: 2006
Additional Information: Event Dates: July 31st - August 5th
Venue - Dates: Participatory Design Conference (PDC '06), Italy, 2006-07-31 - 2006-08-05
Keywords: Participatory Design, ubiquitous computing, case study
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 262594
ISBN: 1-59593-367-0
PURE UUID: 72d52a1b-efc4-419f-832d-64961f0b3685
ORCID for Mark J. Weal: ORCID iD
ORCID for David E. Millard: ORCID iD
ORCID for Don G. Cruickshank: ORCID iD
ORCID for David C. De Roure: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 16 May 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:50

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Author: Eva Hornecker
Author: John Halloran
Author: Geraldine Fitzpatrick
Author: Mark J. Weal ORCID iD
Author: David E. Millard ORCID iD
Author: Danius T. Michaelides
Author: Don G. Cruickshank ORCID iD
Author: David C. De Roure ORCID iD

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