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What's in it for me: Exploring the real-world value proposition of pervasive displays

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerDis 2014 - Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication3rd ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays 2014
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages174-179
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450329521
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2014
Event3rd ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, PerDis 2014 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 3 Jun 20144 Jun 2014

Conference

Conference3rd ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, PerDis 2014
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period3/06/144/06/14

Abstract

The future of pervasive public display networks is loaded with high expectations. Non-commercial displays are commonly envisaged as proliferating in numerous contexts and domains, where they offer various uses for a variety of everyday users. In this paper we discuss why this vision is perhaps over optimistic and the realities of deploying, designing and understanding such systems should not be taken for granted. Understanding the value of public display deployments in respect to location managers, and the real-world costs of longitudinal in-the-wild deployments are both commonly overlooked in much of the related literature. Within this paper we develop a discussion in reference to several real-life events by presenting examples from the past five years of running the open UBI Oulu initiative in Oulu, in northern Finland. The purpose of this research is to raise awareness about these aspects of in-the-wild display deployments and to be support the research community in creating sustainable public display deployments. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.5.m [information interfaces and presentation]: Miscellaneous General Terms Design, economics, human factors.

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