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Smart artefacts as affordances for awareness in distributed teams

Streitz, Norbert and Prante, Thorsten and Röcker, Carsten and Van Alphen, Daniel and Stenzel, Richard and Magerkurth, Carsten and Lahlou, Saadi and Nosulenko, Valery and Jegou, Francois and Sonder, Frank and Plewe, Daniela (2007) Smart artefacts as affordances for awareness in distributed teams. In: Streitz, Norbert and Kameas, Achilles and Mavrommati, Irene, (eds.) The Disappearing Computer. Lecture notes in computer science: information systems and applications, incl. internet/web, and HCI (4500). Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 3-29. ISBN 9783540727255

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This book examines how the computer, as we currently know it, will be replaced by a new generation of technologies, moving computing off the desktop and ultimately integrating it with real world objects and everyday environments. Computing thus becomes an inseparable part of our everyday activities while simultaneously disappearing into the background. It becomes a ubiquitous utility taking on a role similar to electricity: an enabling but invisible and pervasive medium revealing its functionality on request in an unobtrusive way and supporting people’s everyday activities. The chapters, written by members of the Steering Group of the EU-funded Disappearing Computer research initiative, address the issues and challenges in this area.

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Additional Information: © 2007 Springer
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Departments > Social Psychology
Departments > Psychological and Behavioural Science
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2010 11:38
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2016 11:17

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