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This paper is about technology in use and its possible relation to future design. The paper presents three cases taken from an ethnographic study at a dialysis department in Sweden. The observed methods of the participants in the work practices are in different ways related to the development of a remote dialysis system. In addition to giving an(More)
Traditional desktop computers have a tendency to drag users to the desk and away from their object of work. Researchers working within fields covered by the term 'tangible computing' are trying to find ways to integrate computer technology in a more radical way and minimise gravitation to a desk. In this paper we argue for different interactional features(More)
This paper documents a study at three dialysis departments on the use of different alarm systems. The design of the alarm systems is to some extent in line with the visions of augmented reality and ubiquitous computing. Our study has raised a range of questions which we think are relevant for the research on how to embed technology in users' environment. We(More)
The traditional desktop computer have a tendency to drag users to the desk, away from their object of work. Within fields covered by the term tangible computing, researchers try to find ways to integrate computer technology in a more radical way, and minimising the desk gravitation. In this paper we argue for different interactional features that are(More)
Tagging physical objects to get a link from the physical world into some kind of technology has been done for a long time. The most commonly known is probably the barcodes that is used in five billion scans every day. During a project at Xerox Research Centre Europe in Cambridge, we came across the concept of Glow Tags. It is partly an expansion of the more(More)
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