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Concepts and issues in interfaces for multiple users and multiple devices


Kray, C and Wasinger, R and Kortuem, G, Concepts and issues in interfaces for multiple users and multiple devices, Proceedings of Workshop on Multi-User and Ubiquitous User Interfaces (MU3I), 13 January 2004, Madeira, Portugal, pp. 7-12. (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2003 the Authors, University of Tasmania & Universitat des Saarlandes.

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In this paper, we identify and discuss several groups of issues that arise in the design of interfaces for multiple users interacting with multiple devices. We analyze in what ways these interfaces differ from traditional single-user single-device interfaces, and identify different characteristics of interfaces. We categorize a possible set of device types that may exist in an environment, and then discuss the fundamental issues that have to be addressed when designing multi-user multi-device interfaces. The focus is on user and device management, technical concerns and social concerns, and some of the topics discussed include coordination, assignment, sharing, load-limits, coverage, privacy concerns, and user alienation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Wasinger, R (Dr Rainer Wasinger)
ID Code:90172
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-27
Last Modified:2014-10-09
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