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Hans Gellersen

Mediacups: Experience with Design and Use of Computer-Augmented Everyday Artefacts

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Our view of ubiquitous computing is artefact-centred: in this view, computers are considered as secondary artefacts that enable items of everyday use as networked digital artefacts. This view is expressed in an artefact computing model and investigated in the Mediacup project, an evolving artefact computing environment. The Mediacup project provides insights into the augmentation of artefacts with sensing, processing, and communication capabilities, and into the provision of an open infrastructure for information exchange among artefacts. One of the artefacts studied is the Mediacup itself, an ordinary coffee cup invisibly augmented with computing and context-awareness. The Mediacup and other computeraugmented everyday artefacts are connected through a network infrastructure supporting loosely-coupled spatially-defined communication.
Original languageEnglish
JournalComputer Networks
Pages (from-to)401-409
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

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