Human–Computer Interaction Series

Awareness Systems

Advances in Theory, Methodology and Design

Editors: Markopoulos, Panos, Mackay, Wendy (Eds.)

  • Provides a theoretical underpinning for the design of awareness systems
  • Gives a reflective account of the field, tracking progress from past visions to current trends and future challenges
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Awareness systems can be broadly defined as those systems that help people construct and maintain awareness of each others’ activities, context or status, even if the participants are not co-located. Originally intended for supporting people involved in the same activities at different locations, such systems are now used to support social interactions between any connected individuals and to support social relationships over sustained periods of time.

Providing an overview of the current state-of-the-art this book provides a theoretical foundation for the design and development of Awareness Systems. It offers a reflection on the field, tracking research progress from past visions to current trends and future challenges, while presenting a representative collection of design concepts in the area and helping to systematize evaluation practices. It will be welcomed by all those working in the area of Awareness Systems.

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"The book is relevant, timely, and amazingly thorough in its discussion of the history, theory, application, and future trends in the field. … This comprehensive discussion of awareness systems is an essential read for researchers, developers, designers, and professors, in any field in which awareness and awareness systems are relevant. The authors tell interesting stories to illustrate relevant awareness concepts … provide a complete historical perspective, and, most importantly, stimulate new ideas." (Susan Shepherd Ferebee, ACM Computing Reviews, November, 2009)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • An Historical Reflection of Awareness in Collaboration

    Rittenbruch, Markus (et al.)

    Pages 3-48

  • A Design Framework for Awareness Systems

    Markopoulos, Panos

    Pages 49-72

  • Awareness in the Home: The Nuances of Relationships, Domestic Coordination and Communication

    Greenberg, Saul (et al.)

    Pages 73-96

  • Making Sense of What Is Going on ‘Around’: Designing Environmental Awareness Information Displays

    Eggen, Berry (et al.)

    Pages 99-124

  • Social Inference Through Technology

    Oulasvirta, Antti

    Pages 125-147

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Awareness Systems
Book Subtitle
Advances in Theory, Methodology and Design
Editors
  • Panos Markopoulos
  • Wendy Mackay
Series Title
Human–Computer Interaction Series
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84882-477-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84882-477-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84882-476-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2285-2
Series ISSN
1571-5035
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 492
Number of Illustrations and Tables
98 b/w illustrations
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