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Assessing the Suitability of Context Information for Ambient Display


Neely, S and Stevenson, G and Nixon, Paddy, Assessing the Suitability of Context Information for Ambient Display, Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Ambient Information Systems (AIS 2007), 13 May 2007, Toronto, Canada, pp. 13-16. (2007) [Conference Extract]

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With the advance of pervasive technology, information from both the physical and virtual world is increasingly accessible to developers. Context-aware applications may consume relevant aspects of this information as they support user tasks. When conveying information to people, the mechanism for presentation must be carefully considered. As ambient devices are centred on the notion of calm-technology, it is logical that certain types of data lend themselves to ambient display more easily than others. In this paper we present our initial investigations into the properties of contextual information best suited for display using ambient technologies. We present the feature set extracted from our investigation, and apply examples that satisfy these criteria to our prototype ambient device, the visual calendar.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Human-centred computing
Research Field:Pervasive computing
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69487
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2011-05-20
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