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Mobile media for heterogeneous interaction landscapes: towards integrated liquid media objects
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2009 (English)In: Third international conference on digital society: ICDS 2009, proceedings, Umea Univ, Dept Informat, S-90187 Umea, Sweden.: IEEE conference proceedings, 2009, 208-216 p.Conference paper (Refereed)Text
Abstract [en]

Traditionally, media objects have been restrained to specific media containers (e.g. media players, libraries, and technological platforms). In this paper we argue that this is due to a tradition of treating media as content separated from, but physically aligned to a certain form. However, due to the digital character of modern media, and due to current developments towards file sharing communities, media convergence and cross-media interaction design we argue that there are several good reasons now for exploring the design space beyond a container view of media. In our exploration of this design space we take a point of departure in media objects where form and content is integrated, instead of separated and we take contemporary theories of liquidity and an innovation-oriented focus group study as two sources of inspiration for exploring the design space of truly liquid media. The exploration is then summarized into a vision of midget design, i.e. design of small, lightweight, interactive and integrated media objects that can live across heterogeneous media platforms.

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Umea Univ, Dept Informat, S-90187 Umea, Sweden.: IEEE conference proceedings, 2009. 208-216 p.
Keyword [en]
heterogenous interaction landscapes, integrated media, liqiud media, mobile media, new media
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Information Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-116064DOI: 10.1109/ICDS.2009.48ISI: 000266762800036ISBN: 978-1-4244-3550-6ISBN: 978-0-7695-3526-5OAI: diva2:901458
The Third International Conference on Digital Society ICDS 2009, February 1-7, 2009, Cancun, Mexico
Available from: 2016-02-08 Created: 2016-02-08 Last updated: 2016-02-08Bibliographically approved

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