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’…

Awareness in Social Networks

Back in 97, the CHI community was putting some effort in the creation of remote awareness platforms. These platforms allow friends and relatives to experience awareness of the other’s activities. These experiences are sometimes peripheral and sometimes more intrusive. Example of these systems is the AROMA platform in which two users could experience this kind…