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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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.
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