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Exploring the design space for situated glyphs to support dynamic work environments

Kawsar, Fahim and Vermeulen, Jo and Smith, Kevin and Luyten, Kris and Kortuem, Gerd (2011) Exploring the design space for situated glyphs to support dynamic work environments. In: Pervasive Computing 9th International Conference, Pervasive 2011, San Francisco, USA, June 12-15, 2011. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 70-78. ISBN 978-3-642-21725-8

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Abstract

This note offers a reflection on the design space for a situated glyph - a single, adaptive and multivariate graphical unit that provides in-situ task information in demanding work environments. Rather than presenting a concrete solution, our objective is to map out the broad design space to foster further exploration. The analysis of this design space in the context of dynamic work environments covers i) information affinity - the type of information can be presented with situated glyphs, ii) representation density - the medium and fidelity of information presentation, iii) spatial distribution - distribution granularity and placement alternatives for situated glyphs, and finally iv) temporal distribution - the timing of information provision through glyphs. Our analysis has uncovered new problem spaces that are still unexplored and could motivate further work in the field.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 57258
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 16 Aug 2012 11:50
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:23
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57258

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