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Smart-Its Friends: A Technique for Users to Easily Establish Connections between Smart Artefacts

Holmquist, Lars Erik and Mattern, Friedemann and Schiele, Bernt and Alahuhta, Petteri and Beigl, Michael and Gellersen, Hans (2001) Smart-Its Friends: A Technique for Users to Easily Establish Connections between Smart Artefacts. In: UbiComp '01: Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Ubiquitous Computing, 1900-01-01, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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    Abstract

    Abstract. Ubiquitous computing is associated with a vision of everything being connected to everything. However, for successful applications to emerge, it will not be the quantity but the quality and usefulness of connections that will matter. Our concern is how qualitative relations and more selective connections can be established between smart artefacts, and how users can retain control over artefact interconnection. We propose context proximity for selective artefact communication, using the context of artefacts for matchmaking. We further suggest to empower users with simple but effective means to impose the same context on a number of artefacts. To prove our point we have implemented Smart-Its Friends, small embedded devices that become connected when a user holds them together and shakes them.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Journal or Publication Title: UbiComp '01: Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Ubiquitous Computing
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 515 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: 12052
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 25 Jun 2008 15:55
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 09:54
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12052

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