I: Knowledge work and collaboration.- Large interactive public displays: Use patterns, support patterns, community patterns.- NASA's MERBoard.- Configuring spaces and surfaces to support collaborative interactions.- Large displays for knowledge work.- II: Awareness and coordination.- Situated web signs and the ordering of social action.- Exploring the evolution of office door displays.- The social construction of displays.- When a bed is not a bed.- From conception to design.- III: Community and social connectedness.- The plasma poster network.- Supporting communities of practice with large screen displays.- Promoting a sense of community with ubiquitous peripheral displays.- Designing displays for human connectedness.- IV: Mobility.- Situated mobility.- Supporting extensible public display systems with Speakeasy.- Ambient displays and mobile devices for the creation of social architectural spaces.
Public and situated display technologies can have an important impact on individual and social behaviour and present us with particular interesting new design considerations and challenges. While there is a growing body of research exploring these design considerations and social impact this work remains somewhat disparate, making it difficult to assimilate in a coherent manner. This book brings together the perspectives of key researchers in the area of public and situated display technology. The chapters detail research representing the social, technical and interactional aspects of public and situated display technologies. The underlying concern common to these chapters is how these displays can be best designed for collaboration, coordination, community building and mobility. Presenting them together allows the reader to examine everyday display activities within the context of emerging technological possibilities.
Brings together the perspectives of key researchers in the area of public and situated display technology
The chapters detail research representing the social, technical and interactional aspects of public and situated display technologies