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Investigating HCI challenges for designing smart environments

Pourzolfaghar, Zohreh and Helfert, Markus (2016) Investigating HCI challenges for designing smart environments. In: HCI 2016: 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 17-22 July 2016, Toronto, Canada. ISBN 978-3-319-39398-8

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With the advancement of technologies related to ‘Internet of Things’, we are moving towards environments characterised by full integration and se-mantics. Various environments are often summarized with terms such as ‘Smart City’, ‘Smart Home’, ‘Smart Buildings’ or ‘Smart Commerce’. In the meantime, technologies and standards for interoperability have been developed. However, to realise the full potential one remaining challenge is the design, integration and interoperability of many elements into a smart environment. In order to address this challenge, researchers have proposed concepts for Information Systems De-sign and Enterprise Architectures. By inspecting interaction challenges -in par-ticular activities in which Humans are involved- during the design process, we endeavour in this paper to identify key challenges for designing smart environ-ments. In order to address the challenges we propose a conversational approach that supports the main design phases and allows professionals to interact during the design phases for smart environments.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:design process; conversational environment; smart environments; enterprise architecture
Subjects:Computer Science > Information technology
Business > Commerce
Computer Science > Information storage and retrieval systems
Business > Knowledge management
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Published in:Nah, Fiona Fui-Hoon and Tan, Chuan-Hoo, (eds.) HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations: Information Systems, Proceedings, Part 2. Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI (LNCS 9752). Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-39398-8
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Copyright Information:© 2016 Springer. The original publication is available at
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland grant no.13/RC/2094, European Regional Development Fund through the Southern & Eastern Regional Operational Programme to Lero - the Irish Software Research Centre
ID Code:21898
Deposited On:03 Aug 2017 12:52 by Zohreh Pourzolfaghar. Last Modified 03 Aug 2017 12:52

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