Egocentric interaction as a tool for designing ambient ecologies: the case of the easy ADL ecology
2012 (English)In: Pervasive and Mobile Computing, ISSN 1574-1192, E-ISSN 1873-1589, Vol. 8, no 4, 597-613 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The visions of ambient intelligence demand novel interaction paradigms that enable designers and system developers to frame and manage the dynamic and complex interaction between humans and environments populated with physical (real) and virtual (digital) objects of interest. So far, many proposed approaches have adhered to a device-centric stance when including virtual objects into the ambient ecology; a stance inherited from existing interaction paradigms for mobile and stationary interactive devices. In this article, we introduce egocentric interaction as an alternative approach, taking the human agent's body and mind as the center of reference. We show how this interaction paradigm has influenced both the conception and implementation of the easy ADL ecology, comprising of smart objects, a personal activity-centric middleware attempting to simplify interaction given available resources, ambient intelligence applications aimed at everyday activity support, and a human agent literally in the middle of it all.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2012. Vol. 8, no 4, 597-613 p.
Egocentric interaction, ambient intelligence, smart objects, ambient ecology, ubiquitous computing, human-computer interaction, context-aware computing, mixed-reality
Interaction Technologies Computer Science Human Computer Interaction
Research subject Computer Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-52467DOI: 10.1016/j.pmcj.2011.12.004ISI: 000306646200008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-52467DiVA: diva2:504917