Introduction Mobile phones are everywhere. There is always a mobile phone within an indi-vidual's reach, and information necessary in everyday life is now being stored inside the terminal. And the uses of mobile phones are changing the ways in which we shape and reshape our day-today activities. Currently, non-voice functions are becoming popular and… (More)
Portable digital cameras continue to enable prolific photo capturing in a variety of settings and to inspire digital photo sharing via an extensive repertoire of mechanisms and modalities, including exchange of physical prints, sharing of digital copies via email, web pages and blogs, or simply showing images on the imaging devices during face-to-face… (More)
This paper explores the possible use of podcasts to deliver and share images together with audio recordings. Referring to a field research conducted in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan, this paper reports on our recent attempts to create " podwalk " programs that enable us to walk through the city in alternative ways. In the context of community development and… (More)
This paper addresses two issues. One is how to describe embodied experience, and the other is how to encourage people to learn from someone else's descriptions of experiences. In the domain of town-walking, we have devised a methodology for doing these, in which embodied experience is described as a combination of the physical things and setting that one's… (More)
This article presents summaries of five of the UbiComp 2006 Workshops: System Support for Ubiquitous Computing, Pervasive Image Capture and Sharing, Usable Ubiquitous Computing in Next-Generation Conference Rooms, Nurturing Technologies in the Domestic Environment, and UbiHealth. The other summaries appeared in the January--March 2007 issue.
Over the past few years, our learning environment is changing due to the advent of new information and communication technologies. One of the most important and interesting issues is to explore the ways in which we select and/or combine different modes of communication, such as face-to-face communication (FTF) and computer-mediated-communication (CMC).… (More)