Visualizing ambient user experiences: any how

Marije Kanis, Saskia Robben, Ben Kröse, Mettina Veenstra

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As interactive systems become increasingly complex and entwined with the environment, technology is becoming more and more invisible. This means that much of the technology that people come across every day goes unnoticed and that the (potential) workings of ambient systems are not always clearly communicated to the user. The projects discussed in this paper are aimed at increasing public understanding of the existence, workings and potential of screens and ambient technology by visualizing its potential. To address issues and implications of visibility and system transparency, this paper presents work in progress as example cases for engaging people in ambient monitoring and public screening. This includes exploring desired scenarios for ambient monitoring with users as diverse as elderly people or tourists and an interactive tool for mapping public screens.
Original languageEnglish
TypeWorkshop DIS 2012
Media of outputProposal
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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