Last week I attended and presented at the 4th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays at the DFKI in Saarbrücken, Germany. The accepted paper “They want to tell us: Attention-aware Design and Evaluation of Ambient Displays for Learning” is a remainder of my PhD research and explores the interaction between users and ambient displays and the evaluation thereof in a learning context by presenting the results of a formative design study conducted at the OU campus. The symposium started for me with an inspiring tutorial on “Urban HCI – Understanding space for the design of novel media architecture interfaces” by Patrick Tobias Fischer from the Bauhaus […]

Call for Papers

*************************************************************************** 1st International Workshop on Enhancing Learning with Ambient Displays and Visualization Techniques (ADVTEL-2011) Held at the 6th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL11) in Palermo, Italy, September 20, 2011 *************************************************************************** RATIONALE Visualization techniques have been researched as a way to help people deal with the abundance of information. It makes use of the principles in Gestalt Theory […]

Towards an ambient sensor network
February 19, 2011

One of the starting points to foster ubiquitous learning support is the determination of the environmental and personal context of the learning process. A promising way to get there is the use of sensors to measure relevant metrics in situ. Such sens…