RCUK PATINA presentation - Tom FranklandPresentation Transcript
What do “Researchspaces of the future” look like?
Possibly… More or less material, Private or public, Transferable, Adaptable and responsive to the researcher and their context.
Walking in thefootsteps of greatresearchers
PATINA is neitheraugmented reality…
…nor theinternet of things
Portable computing is becomingincreasingly ubiquitous
Archaeologists Architectural and art theoristsNarrative media experts Engineers HCI experts Web scientists
Excavations presenta challengingenvironmentfor technology
“It is a well known truism that any equipment that goesto site ends up broken. Digital cameras are dropped inbuckets of water, mobile phones are buried in trialtrenches, EDMs fall off cliffs. Archaeologists, it seems,cannot be trusted with equipment that uses batterieswithout breaking something - electronic casualty ratesin the field are very high.”Backhouse, P. 2006. Drowning in Data? digital data in a British contracting unit. In: Digital Archaeology:Bridging Method and Theory. London: Routledge, pp. 50-58.
Disrupting social hierarchies
“How do you designtechnologies to support communication and disruption?”
1. Know your users
Methods include:Interviews, questionnaires,diaries, cultural probes,technical probes, ethnographyand lab testing
The ‘ball experiment’
2. Prototype some ideas
3. Evaluate them
Year two (this year)
Things to come…Archaeologists wearing more LooxciesExperimental gestural, audio, haptic,affective etc. technologiesCreating new research spaces