Motivation -- Developments of novel interaction techniques and computer uses have exploded during the last decade. These new ways of interacting with a computer - here covered by the umbrella term ubiquitous interaction - give rise to a range of interesting theoretical HCI challenges, and reveal shortcomings of some of the restrictive assumptions contemporary graphical user interfaces are built upon. Research approach -- Based on activity theory and ecological psychology a conceptual model for ubiquitous interaction is proposed and iteratively challenged and developed through actual implementation. Findings/Design -- The project will ultimately shed light on how an understanding of interaction form activity theory and ecological psychology maps to an implementation of a new conceptual model for interaction with technology. Research limitations/Implications -- Implementation of an actual system will require comprehensive experimental user centred development. Originality/Value -- This research offers a new way of thinking interaction, suited for the dynamism of modern computing. Take away message -- Through a strong foundation in activity theory and ecological psychology a new paradigm for ubiquitous interaction is proposed.
Acm International Conference Proceeding Series; Vol 250: Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics: Invent! Explore!, 2008, p. 257-260