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Interaction platform-orientated perspective in designing novel applications

Lee, Hyowon and Smeaton, Alan F. (2009) Interaction platform-orientated perspective in designing novel applications. In: Create 2009 - Creative Inventions and Innovations for Everyday HCI, 1-2 July 2009, London, U.K..

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Abstract

The lack of HCI offerings in the invention of novel software applications and the bias of design knowledge towards desktop GUI make it difficult for us to design for novel scenarios and applications that leverage emerging computational technologies. These include new media platforms such as mobiles, interactive TV, tabletops and large multi-touch walls on which many of our future applications will operate. We argue that novel application design should come not from user-centred requirements engineering as in developing a conventional application, but from understanding the interaction characteristics of the new platforms. Ensuring general usability for a particular interaction platform without rigorously specifying envisaged usage contexts helps us to design an artifact that does not restrict the possible application contexts and yet is usable enough to help brainstorm its more exact place for future exploitation.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:human-computer interaction; interaction design; novel technologies; design methodology;
Subjects:Computer Science > Interactive computer systems
Computer Science > Information technology
Computer Science > Multimedia systems
Computer Science > Digital video
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:British Computer Society; The Ergonomics Society;
Official URL:http://companions.napier.ac.uk/~create2009/
Copyright Information:Copyright 2009 the authors.
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland, SFI 07/CE/I1147
ID Code:4577
Deposited On:25 May 2009 11:12 by Hyowon Lee. Last Modified 29 Apr 2010 13:56

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