The Circles of Google+

In this post I would like to discuss the circles in Google+ based on our recent experience designing InterruptMe. First of all, I got very happy when I saw that Google+ has the circles because it validates the approach we proposed for InterruptMe, which is that people has assymetric relationships, and assymetric not only because…

PhD project description

One day before starting my enrollment as a PhD student I was called for a project meeting at Aarhus where I learnt what my project was going to be about: “Design a good user interface for using the new grid technology and displaying the large amount of data in a simple manner. In addition, the…

Invisibility in Ubicomp

Invisibility in Ubicomp II – The introduction of infrastructure awareness systems

A phenomenological perspective on interaction (like Heidegger’s or Merleau-Ponty’s) describes it as a loop, where the interaction is followed by feedback, and this one triggers refletion that supports the understanding of the interaction and thereby of the system. This new understanding iteratively shapes the following interactions with the system, leading to the formation of mental models about the systems’…