The whereabouts clock: early testing of a situated awareness device

Abigail Sellen, Rachel Eardley, Shahram Izadi, and Richard Harper

Abstract

We describe the initial deployment of a prototype device to support awareness of people's location and activities in an office environment. This is a first step toward the design and testing of a related device for the home. Findings from this workplace trial show its value in helping people have a virtual presence, in locating people, and in fostering a sense of group belonging. However, the results also suggest how the design could be made more flexible and expressive which we will explore in the upcoming home trial.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inCHI '06 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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