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Unfolding understandings: co-designing UbiComp In Situ, over time.
chapterposted on 2023-06-07, 14:08 authored by John Halloran, Eva Hornecker, Geraldine Ann Fitzpatrick, Mark J. Weal, David E. Millard, Danius T. Michaelides, Don Cruickshank, David De Roure
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.
JournalConference on Designing Interactive Systems
Book titleProceedings of DIS06: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques
Place of publicationUniversity Park, PA, USA
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- Informatics Publications
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