Human–Computer Interaction Series

Designing Interfaces in Public Settings

Understanding the Role of the Spectator in Human-Computer Interaction

Authors: Reeves, Stuart

  • Outlines a series of empirical studies of technology located in public settings
  • Offers a design framework for performance/performance-like scenarios in which technology is deployed
  • Explores issues of spectatorship, orchestration, performance and participation with and around technology
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About this book

Interaction with computers is becoming an increasingly ubiquitous and public affair. With more and more interactive digital systems being deployed in places such as museums, city streets and performance venues, understanding how to design for them is becoming ever more pertinent. Crafting interactions for these public settings raises a host of new challenges for human-computer interaction, widening the focus of design from concern about an individual's dialogue with an interface, to the ways in which interaction affects and is affected by spectators and bystanders.

Designing Interfaces in Public Settings takes a performative perspective on interaction, exploring a series of empirical studies of technology at work in public performance environments. From interactive storytelling, to mobile devices on city streets, from digital telemetry systems on fairground rides to augmented reality installation interactives, this book documents the design issues emerging from the changing role of technology as it pushes out into our everyday lives.

Through building a design framework from these studies and the growing body of literature examining public technologies, this book provides a new perspective for understanding human-computer interaction. Mapping out this new and challenging design space, Designing Interfaces in Public Settings offers both conceptual understandings and practical strategies for interaction design practitioners, artists working with technology and computer scientists.

About the authors

Stuart Reeves is a Research Fellow at Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham. He is interested in the design of interactive technologies situated in public and semi-public settings, with particular focus on issues such as spectatorship. In his work he has been involved in developing, deploying and evaluating interaction in a variety of settings such as museums and galleries, crowded urban locations, and artistic or performance events taking place anywhere from city streets to dedicated venues.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Reeves’ book is a great outcome of his PhD, and is relevant to many scenarios and digital infrastructures that people deploy or are involved with every day. … Reeves recognizes that many bridges exist between humans and computers, and the resources that align perspectives from all of the stakeholders are paramount. … he presents a valid survey that is well worth looking at if you are interested in human-computer interaction (HCI). Do not overlook this book.” (Alyx Macfadyen, ACM Computing Reviews, October, 2011)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Reeves, Stuart

    Pages 1-8

  • From Individuals to Third Parties, from Private to Public

    Reeves, Stuart

    Pages 9-27

  • Studying Technology in Public Settings

    Reeves, Stuart

    Pages 29-41

  • Audience and Participants: One Rock

    Reeves, Stuart

    Pages 43-66

  • Professionals and Non-professionals: The Journey into Space

    Reeves, Stuart

    Pages 67-92

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Hardcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-85729-264-3
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Softcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-2622-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Designing Interfaces in Public Settings
Book Subtitle
Understanding the Role of the Spectator in Human-Computer Interaction
Authors
Series Title
Human–Computer Interaction Series
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-85729-265-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-85729-265-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-85729-264-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2622-5
Series ISSN
1571-5035
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 196
Topics