Supporting domain experts in creating pervasive experiences

Weal, Mark J, Cruickshank, Don, Michaelides, Danius T, Howland, Katherine and Fitzpatrick, Geraldine (2007) Supporting domain experts in creating pervasive experiences. In: Fifth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom'07), 19-23 March, 2007, White Plains, New York, USA.

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Located pervasive experiences are often constructed as one off deployments with domain experts acting in a consultancy role to technical specialists who construct the experience. In this paper we will look at how pervasive infrastructures might be constructed that can support domain experts as direct experience authors. We present a case study based around a locative pervasive system supporting school field trips, and describe how aspects of the construction and running of the experience were handed over to the domain experts. Based on our experiences we suggest a number of key principles that we believe make it possible for nonspecialists to become pervasive authors: separation of the information layer, use of metaphor, in-situ authoring, robustness, varied location modelling and coarse orchestration.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: Kate Howland
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2014 15:26
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2014 15:49

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