In my thesis work I am investigating how the design of pervasive/ubiquitous computing technology, relate to the flexible and individual work practice of nomadic workers. Through empirical studies and with an experimental systems development approach, the work is focused on: a) Supporting interpretation and inclusion of implicit and invisible as well as explicit and visible characteristics of artifacts, users and use practices. b) Identifying breakdowns in human-computer interaction situations, with particular emphasis on the computation that happens "behind the scenes" in the pervasive computing environment, and how that computational process at a sufficient level is made intelligible, visible, accountable and negotiable to the human participant.
Ubicomp 2002: Adjunct Proceedings, 2002
Nomadic work; HCI; pervasive computing
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Fourth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, September 29-October 1, 2002, Göteborg, Sweden