Randy Rockinson

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Ubiquitous computing researchers are increasingly turning to sensorenabled “living laboratories” for the study of people and technologies in settings more natural than a typical laboratory. We describe the design and operation of the PlaceLab, a new live-in laboratory for the study of ubiquitous technologies in home settings. Volunteer research participants(More)
We explore the use of ubiquitous sensing in the home for contextsensitive microlearning. To assess how users would respond to frequent and brief learning interactions tied to context, a sensor-triggered mobile phone application was developed, with foreign language vocabulary as the learning domain. A married couple used the system in a home environment,(More)
In this paper, we introduce some of the tools that the MIT House_n Consortium has built for ubiquitous computing research. We describe the design and operation of the PlaceLab, a new live-in laboratory for the study of ubiquitous technologies in home settings. Volunteer research participants individually live in the PlaceLab for days or weeks at a time,(More)
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