Edge effects: the design challenge of the pervasive interface

  title={Edge effects: the design challenge of the pervasive interface},
  author={John Thackara},
  booktitle={CHI Extended Abstracts},
In biology they describe as 'the edge effect' the tendency for a greater variety and density of organisms to cluster in the boundaries between communities. As in nature, so too in a networked economy: variety, density and interaction are success factors. The trouble is that most of us work inside traditional environments, not between them - in a company, profession, or university. Stuck in boxes, we miss what's going on at the edge. My talk at CHI is therefore about two edge developments that… CONTINUE READING

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