Archive for May, 2004
Media capture devices become programmable and networked
meta creation and use become integrated throughout media production and reuse
media consumer become media user on daily bases.
Nancy is giving a talk on this topic, from Action Theory to a real case study.
How do we do user-centered design for emerging technology? In our project on networked, programmable, mobile imaging devices, we are empirically investigating the social uses of personal photography. Our goal is to better understand and design for the uses of emerging networked imaging technologies by adapting social science research frameworks that have been used to explain the successes of technology retroactively.
“Start by asking yourself this question: assume you had a worldwide network of computers running a single application, in constant communication. What old problems could this new resource solve? What new applications can one imagine? What improvements to these existing infrastructures are required?”