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Mediacups: Experience with Design and Use of Computer-Augmented Everyday Artefacts

Gellersen, Hans and Beigl, Michael and Schmidt, Albrecht (2001) Mediacups: Experience with Design and Use of Computer-Augmented Everyday Artefacts. Computer Networks, 35 (4). pp. 401-409. ISSN 1389-1286

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Our view of ubiquitous computing is artefact-centred: in this view, computers are considered as secondary artefacts that enable items of everyday use as networked digital artefacts. This view is expressed in an artefact computing model and investigated in the Mediacup project, an evolving artefact computing environment. The Mediacup project provides insights into the augmentation of artefacts with sensing, processing, and communication capabilities, and into the provision of an open infrastructure for information exchange among artefacts. One of the artefacts studied is the Mediacup itself, an ordinary coffee cup invisibly augmented with computing and context-awareness. The Mediacup and other computeraugmented everyday artefacts are connected through a network infrastructure supporting loosely-coupled spatially-defined communication.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Computer Networks
Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 380 cs_uid ; 1
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 11917
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2008 15:36
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 01:08
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