Looking at “situated” technology: Differences in pattern of interaction reflect differences in context

Anne Laure Fayard, Austin Henderson

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Abstract

Technology cannot be considered as a stand-alone element; it is always situated in a spatial and organizational context. To understand technology usage, we must focus on the context in which this usage takes place. We conducted two field studies of everyday interactions with and around copier machines. This paper describes these two studies and the interaction patterns that we observed. We found some variations in these interaction patterns. These variations can be interpreted as reflecting differences in contexts – both spatial and organizational.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModeling and Using Context - 3rd International and Interdisciplinary Conference, CONTEXT 2001, Proceedings
EditorsVarol Akman, Paolo Bouquet, Richmond Thomason, Roger A. Young
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages441-444
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783540423799
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Event3rd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on the Topic of Context, CONTEXT 2001 - Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 27 2001Jul 30 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2116
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other3rd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on the Topic of Context, CONTEXT 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityDundee
Period7/27/017/30/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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