ID|C |:| HCI / Interaction design

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Syftet med dessa seminarier är att få en breddad kunskap om vad ubiquitous computing innebär samt att ge möjlighet för diskussion kring grundläggande tankar och begrepp. Gruppen skall gemensamt presentera en artikel inför varje tillfälle. Denna presentation ska inte enbart återge vad som sägs i artikeln utan även sätta innehållet i relation till övergripande idéer inom området ubiquitous computing. Ni bör relatera till idéer från delar av den obligatoriska litteraturen för kursen. Det är givetvis även en god idé att lägga lite tid på att söka runt på nätet efter ytterligare information på samma tema eller som på något annat bra sätt kan komplettera er presentation. 

Varje grupp förväntas hålla en informell presentation i ca 10 minuter. Efter detta finns det tid för diskussion i ca 10 minuter. Alla skall ha läst igenom alla fem artiklar inför varje tillfälle. Varje grupp skall tänka ut minst en lämplig diskussionsfråga per artikel, dvs sammanlagt minst 5 frågor, och dessa skall sändas in till seminarieledare senast dagen innan.

Seminar 1, 7 November. Responsible: Eva Eriksson

Article 1
Langheinrich, M.: "Privacy by Design - Principles of Privacy-Aware Ubiquitous Systems"

Article 2
Dalsgaard, P. et al: "Rethinking Information Handling: designing for Information Offload"

Article 3
Maynes-Aminzade, D. "Edible Bits: Seamless Interfaces between People, Data and Food"

Article 4
Paulos, E. et al: "Familiar strangers"

Article 5
Norman, D.:"Emotion & attractive"

Find the questions from seminar 1 here.

Seminar 2, 22 November. Responsible: Peter Ljungstrand
Instructions for Seminar 2

I have deliberately chosen papers on various topics related to Ubiquitous Computing that are fairly short and easy to read. Some are quite technical, whereas others more application-oriented. You are not supposed to work the entire weekend with this assignment; a couple of hours on Friday or Monday should be sufficient to be well prepared for the Seminar.

Each group should read their assigned paper or papers, and prepare a 10-minute presentation. Use Powerpoint or similar if it helps you, or why not use web resources directly, including online pictures or movies. Your short talk should present your own interpretation of the topic discussed in the paper(s). Thus, you don't necessarily need to cover all details presented in the paper(s), and you are fairly free to extend and re-interpret ideas and relate them to other issues that you think are relevant for the seminar. I have provided some pointers to extra resources for each paper, but you are free to search for more information on your own.

As for the four other articles that is not the direct assignment of your group, you should still skim through the papers and prepare one relevant question/discussion topic per article. You are not expected to read all papers in detail before the seminar, but you should have some idea of what they are about so that you can take active participation in the discussions. Send discussion topics by email to Peter Ljungstrand [peterlj at] by Monday, November 21, the latest.

Please note that some of these papers can only be accessed from Chalmers, i.e. they are part of either IEEE's or ACM's digital library and not publicly available. You can only access them as long as your computer has an IP number from the Chalmers domain (*  You can circumvent this by using a VPN connection to Chalmers if you have a computer account at IT-univ.

You can find the questions from seminar 2 here.

Article 1
Chalmers, M. and MacColl, I. (2003). "Seamful and Seamless Design in Ubiquitous Computing"
There is more information on Seamfulness, Ubicomp and Design at Matthew Chalmers' webpage.

Article 2
Laerhoven K, et al. "Medical Healthcare Monitoring with Wearable and Implantable Sensors"
Another paper on this topic: Stanford, V. : Using Pervasive Computing to deliver Elder Care
Here are the papers from previous workshops on Ubicomp and Healthcare: UbiHealth 2003, UbiHealth 2004.
Another paper on Health Monitoring is here.

Article 3

Want, R. et al. "Energy Harvesting and Conservation" and Joseph, A. "Energy Harvesting Projects" (Read both [short] papers).
See also Starner, T. Powerful Change Part 1. More papers can be found in the IEEE Pervasive Computing special issue on Energy Harvesting.
Here is yet another paper on this topic, by Joe Paradiso and Thad Starner.

Article 4

Chi, E. et al. "Pervasive Computing in Sports Technologies"
More papers can be found in the IEEE Pervasive Computing special issue on Sports Technologies.
Here are the papers from the UbiComp 2005 workshop on Fitness.
See also the project Exertion Interfaces from MLE.

Article 5

Feldmeier, M., and Paradiso, J: "Giveaway Wireless Sensors for Large-Group Interaction" and "Ultra-Low-Cost Wireless Motion Sensors for Musical Interaction with Very Large Groups"
Read more about the project here, including movies etc.
More info about various means of controlling musical interfaces can be found at the NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) conference series.