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Ubicomp vision

Ubicomp research isn't driven by the problems of the past, rather by a vision of the near future

invisible computer

-not consciously aware of it


-indistinguishable from everyday life




-where computers act in support of an ongoing activity, but are not the object of it


-NOT PCs, NOT virtual reality

invisible tools

-eyeglasses


-cane

calm technologies

-can move easily from the periphery to the centre of attention and back again, allowing more things to be attended to


-the person, rather than the environment, must be in charge of moving things
-can extend peripheral reach

calm technology examples

-windows from office to hallways


-live wire (connected to motor, moves when network traffic)

Rogers critiques of Weiser

-critique of notion of calmness


-AI challenges


-ethical issues with monitoring systems


-subsequent work has focused on getting computer to act on people's behalf


-3 themes have dominated


*context awareness


*ambient intelligence


*monitoring/tracking

Areas of engaging ubicomp

-playful and learning practices


-scientific practices


-persuasive practices

Playful and learning experiences

Picocrickets


-toolkit to promote creative authoring, designing, playing


Hunting of the Snark


-adventure game where children found out about a mysterious creature

Scientific practices

-sensor based instrumentation of medical, environmental, chemical sciences


*sensor infrastructures in the Antartic


-Mobile pollution monitoring

Persuasive practices

-ambient installations to persuade people to take the stairs


-ubifit to increase physical activity

engaging technologies

-don't fade into the background


-promote reflection, learning, creativity, design

Proximate future


Bell & Dourish

-ubicomp driven by shared vision of future, but Weiser's vision 20+ years old




-Why is our vision of the future still the same as Weisers?


-Why hasn't it happened yet?

Can we ever reach Weiser's vision?

-"proximate future" means its always out of reach




-Either Ubicomp can never be attained: it is infinitely postponded and attention is always directed beyond the horizon


-Or ubicomp is here, just in a different form than was envisioned in the 80s

Alternative visions of ubicomp

-invisibility


-calmness


-engaging


-messiness