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One challenge for ubiquitous computing is providing appropriate tools for professional designers, thus leading
 

Summary: ABSTRACT
One challenge for ubiquitous computing is providing
appropriate tools for professional designers, thus leading
to stronger user-valued applications. Unlike many previous
tool-builders' attempts to support a specific technology, we
take a designer-centered stance, asking the question: how do
professional designers externalize ideas for off-the-desktop
computing and how do these inform next generation design
tools? We report on interviews with designers from various
domains, including experience, interaction, industrial,
and space designers. The study broadly reveals perceived
challenges of moving into a non-traditional design medium,
emphasizes the practice of storytelling for relating the
context of interaction, and through two case studies, traces
the use of various external representations during the
design progression of ubicomp applications. Using paper-
prototyped "walkthroughs" centered on two common design
representations (storyboards and physical simulations), we
formed a deeper understanding of issues influencing tool
development. We offer guidelines for builders of future

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences