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Can technology-rich spaces support multiple uses?

Pantidi, Nadia; Robinson, Hugh and Rogers, Yvonne (2008). Can technology-rich spaces support multiple uses? In: Proceedings of the 22nd British CHI Group Annual Conference on HCI 2008: People and Computers XXII: Culture, Creativity, Interaction, 1-5 Sept 2008, Liverpool, UK, pp. 135–138.

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A number of technology-rich spaces have been designed and created over the last few years with the purpose of supporting and enhancing learning, collaboration, community participation and a variety of everyday activities. Our research is concerned with how such spaces are used and whether they can support multiple uses. We report on an observational fieldwork study of a technology-rich multipurpose space based in a library. We examine its everyday use and discuss the tensions that were revealed in our analysis between anticipated and actual use. These are: (i) public versus private, (ii) play space versus meeting room and (iii) technology use versus non-use.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 The Authors
Extra Information: Pages: 135-138
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 19523
Depositing User: Jochen Rick
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2010 15:42
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 02:56
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