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In this paper, we investigate how the choice of media for capture and access affects the diary study method. The diary study is a method of understanding participant behavior and intent <i>in situ</i> that minimizes the effects of observers on participants. We first situate diary studies within a framework of field studies and review related literature. We(More)
Traditionally, computer interfaces have been confined to conventional displays and focused activities. However, as displays become embedded throughout our environment and daily lives, increasing numbers of them must operate on the periphery of our attention. &#60;i>Peripheral displays&#60;/i> can allow a person to be aware of information while she is(More)
Tara Matthews is a computer scientist with interests in peripheral displays, Tye Rattenbury is a computer scientist with an interest in models of human behavior, particularly in applications of these models in work support systems; he is a PhD candidate at the University of California Berkeley. Scott Carter is a computer scientist with interests in(More)
The use of whiteboards is pervasive across a wide range of work domains. But some of the qualities that make them successful--an intuitive interface, physical working space, and easy erasure--inherently make them poor tools for archival and reuse. If whiteboard content could be made available in times and spaces beyond those supported by the whiteboard(More)
People who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may have challenges communicating with others via spoken words and may have challenges being aware of audio events in their environments. This is especially true in public places, which may not have accessible ways of communicating announcements and other audio events. In this paper, we present the design and(More)
T he study of ubiquitous computing is concerned with enabling a future in which the most useful applications of such technology are feasible to build and pleasing to use. Feasibility depends on the availability of network connec-tivity and data, of sensors and algorithms for interpreting the data they produce , and of tools with which to ease the building(More)
Many context-aware services make the assumption that the context they use is completely accurate. However, in reality, both sensed and interpreted context is often ambiguous. A challenge facing the development of realistic and deployable context-aware services, therefore, is the ability to handle ambiguous context. In this paper, we describe an architecture(More)
We present the iterative design of Momento, a tool that providesintegrated support for situated evaluation of ubiquitouscomputing applications. We derived requirements for Momento from a user-centered design process that includedinterviews, observations and field studies of early versionsof the tool. Motivated by our findings, Momento supportsremote testing(More)
Our physical environment is increasingly filled with multimedia content on situated, community public displays. We are designing methods for people to post and acquire digital information to and from public digital displays, and to modify and annotate previously posted content to create publicly observable threads. We support in-the-moment and on-site(More)
Scott Carter is a computer scientist with interests in ubiquitous computing, peripheral displays, accessibility, and social media; he is a PhD candidate at the interests are in tools and techniques for developing rapid, iterative prototypes of ubiquitous computing applications and accessible technology and Internet-scale prototyping and evaluation. Her(More)