Building a Context Sensitive Telephone: Some Hopes and Pitfalls for Context Sensitive Computing

@article{Brown2004BuildingAC,
  title={Building a Context Sensitive Telephone: Some Hopes and Pitfalls for Context Sensitive Computing},
  author={Barry A. T. Brown and Rebecca Randell},
  journal={Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={329-345}
}
Although the idea of making technology more context aware is an alluring one, this seemingly simple move hides a great deal of complexity. Even simple examples such as a context sensitive mobile phone which knows when not to ring, are unlikely to be successful. Any context sensitive technology is likely to make mistakes – like ringing in the middle of a film, or not ringing for an urgent call. Using three examples from fieldwork of alerting systems (two ringing phones and one medical alarm in a… CONTINUE READING
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