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There's Not an App for That by Matt Jones, Gary Marsden, Simon Robinson

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Chapter 15

Opportunity 4.2

Extravagant Computing

Abstract

In this Opportunity chapter, we take performance to the next level, looking at how users and their mobiles might be deployed in highly visible, audible ways in public. Would users be embarrassed? What sorts of the new experiences are possible? In addition we present a detailed case-study from our own work concerned with engaging the public in heritage and visitor sites.

Keywords

Visible gestures; social acceptability; public displays
What’s the Opportunity?
Consider designing for truly public interactions with technology: think about outputs that are available to more than just the user—such as large-screen video and loudspeaker audio. What could you do with clearly visible inputs—expressive hand, ...

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