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

Kawsar, Fahim; Vermeulen, Jo; Smith, Kevin; Luyten, Kris and Kortuem, Gerd (2011). Exploring the design space for situated glyphs to support dynamic work environments. In: Ninth International Conference on Pervasive Computing, 12-15 Jun 2011, San Francisco, pp. 70–78.

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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: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 Springer-Verlag
ISSN: 0302-9743
Extra Information: Pervasive Computing
9th International Conference, Pervasive 2011
San Francisco, USA, June 12-15, 2011
Kent Lyons, Jeffrey Hightower, Elaine M. Huang (Eds.)
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6696
ISBN 978-3-642-21725-8
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 31619
Depositing User: Gerd Kortuem
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 09:32
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 23:11
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