The Whereabouts Clock: Early testing of a situated awareness device

Abigail Sellen*, Rachel Eardley, Shahram Izadi, Richard Harper

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We describe the initial deployment of a prototype device to support awareness of people's location and activities in an office environment. This is a first step toward the design and testing of a related device for the home. Findings from this workplace trial show its value in helping people have a virtual presence, in locating people, and in fostering a sense of group belonging. However, the results also suggest how the design could be made more flexible and expressive which we will explore in the upcoming home trial.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI'06 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA'06
Pages1307-1312
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2006 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 22 Apr 200627 Apr 2006

Conference

ConferenceConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2006
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period22/04/0627/04/06

Keywords

  • Clock
  • Communication
  • Home technology
  • Location-based systems
  • Mobile phone
  • Situated display
  • User trial

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