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


Halloran, John, Hornecker, Eva, Fitzpatrick, Geraldine, Weal, Mark J., Millard, David E., Michaelides, Danius T., Cruickshank, Don G. and De Roure, David C. (2006) Unfolding understandings: co-designing UbiComp In Situ, over time At Symposium on Designing Interactive Systems archive, in Proceedings of the 6th ACM conference on Designing Interactive systems, United States. , pp. 109-118.

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Description/Abstract

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: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Venue - Dates: Symposium on Designing Interactive Systems archive, in Proceedings of the 6th ACM conference on Designing Interactive systems, United States, 2006-01-01
Keywords: Ubiquitous computing, co-design, in-situ methods, time, public spaces, user experience, tour guides.
Organisations: Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 263342
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2006Published
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 19:55
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263342

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