The spatial character of sensor technology

Stuart Reeves, Tony Pridmore, Andy Crabtree, Jonathan Green, Steve Benford, Claire O'Malley
2006 Proceedings of the 6th ACM conference on Designing Interactive systems - DIS '06  
By considering the spatial character of sensor-based interactive systems, this paper investigates how discussions of seams and seamlessness in ubiquitous computing neglect the complex spatial character that is constructed as a sideeffect of deploying sensor technology within a space. Through a study of a torch ('flashlight') based interface, we develop a framework for analysing this spatial character generated by sensor technology. This framework is then used to analyse and compare a range of
more » ... her systems in which sensor technology is used, in order to develop a design spectrum that contrasts the revealing and hiding of a system's structure to users. Finally, we discuss the implications for interfaces situated in public spaces and consider the benefits of hiding structure from users.
doi:10.1145/1142405.1142413 dblp:conf/ACMdis/ReevesPCGBO06 fatcat:xghdlsi45fgunayv6t33bkmbmm