Bridging technical and HCI research: Creating usable ubiquitous computing

Cederman-Haysom, T. G. and Brereton, M. F. (2004). Bridging technical and HCI research: Creating usable ubiquitous computing. In: P. Hyland and L. Vrazalic, Proceedings of the 2004 Conference for the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group. The 2004 Conference for the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (OZCHI), Wollongong, (1-11). 22-24 November, 2004.


Author Cederman-Haysom, T. G.
Brereton, M. F.
Title of paper Bridging technical and HCI research: Creating usable ubiquitous computing
Conference name The 2004 Conference for the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (OZCHI)
Conference location Wollongong
Conference dates 22-24 November, 2004
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2004 Conference for the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group
Place of Publication Wollongong
Publisher CHISIG
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 1 74128 079 6
Editor P. Hyland
L. Vrazalic
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Collection year 2004
Abstract/Summary This paper describes methods used to support collaboration and communication between practitioners, designers and engineers when designing ubiquitous computing systems. We tested methods such as “Wizard of Oz” and design games in a real domain, the dental surgery, in an attempt to create a system that is: affordable; minimally disruptive of the natural flow of work; and improves human-computer interaction. In doing so we found that such activities allowed the practitioners to be on a ‘level playing ground’ with designers and engineers. The findings we present suggest that dentists are willing to engage in detailed exploration and constructive critique of technical design possibilities if the design ideas and prototypes are presented in the context of their work practice and are of a resolution and relevance that allow them to jointly explore and question with the design time. This paper is an extension of a short paper submitted to the Participatory Design Conference, 2004.
Subjects E1
280104 Computer-Human Interaction
700199 Computer software and services not elsewhere classified
Q-Index Code E1

 
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