Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Opening Keynote at UBICOMP 2010


Published on

These are the slides from Morten Kyng used during the opening keynote at the ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark. See more on the conference at

Published in: Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Opening Keynote at UBICOMP 2010

  1. 1. Making dreams come true– or how to avoid a living nightmare <br />Morten Kyng<br />Computer Science<br /><br />With a little help from my friends/colleagues<br />
  2. 2. Dream?<br />Mark Weiser in Scientific American:‘Sal awakens: she smells coffee. A few minutes ago her alarm clock, alerted by her restless rolling before waking, had quietly asked “coffee?”, and she had mumbled “yes.”“Yes” and “no” are the only words it knows.’<br />From EU ISTAG: Road warrior<br />Personal communication device<br />Visa<br />Car rental<br />Traffic guidance<br />Personal settings for hotel room<br />
  3. 3. Or nightmare? <br />Mark Weiser in Scientific American:‘... A few minutes ago Sal’s alarm clock, alerted by her restless rolling before waking, had quietly asked “coffee?”, and …<br />From EU ISTAG: Road warrior<br />Personal communication device<br />Difficult if you don’t have a clue<br />
  4. 4. What is wonderful?<br /><ul><li>EU AAL 2004: Invisible computers
  5. 5. Difficult if you can’t sense and make sense</li></li></ul><li>What we have so far<br />We strive to create computing that excels among the best artefacts and enables everyday users to creatively appropriate this potential<br />Making such ubicom systems is difficult<br />We run the risk of making more complex and confusing systemse.g. obscuring the relation between action and reaction<br />Human action has a high degree of variability, fluidity and unpredictability<br />Errors will happen<br />Palpable computing is one approach to developing better systems<br />Palpability:supporting people in grasping physically and mentally<br />
  6. 6. Police, fire brigade, medics– The Tall Ships Races<br />Aarhus on 5-8 July 2007<br />6 x 3 km area of the harbor <br />800,000 people<br />Support for overview <br />3D map with overlays<br />Video cameras<br />Mobile phones withGPS & camera<br />AIS – Automatic ID System <br />
  7. 7. Overview prototype – The Tall Ships Races<br />
  8. 8. Overview prototype – The Tall Ships Races<br />
  9. 9. Naturalizing<br />‘literacytechnology’<br />electric motors<br />a walk in the woods<br />
  10. 10. Focus in human/technology relations<br />Technology focus<br />Introduced to new technology<br />Analysis<br />Fault finding<br />Exploration focus / mixed focus<br />Learning to use<br />Experiment<br />Modify<br />Activity focus<br />Work<br />Play<br />Doing: driving …<br />
  11. 11. Modes and qualities/capabilities<br />Technology focus<br />Discover computational resources<br />Inspect computational resources<br />Exploration focus / mixed focus<br />Cause-effect<br />Limited/reversible consequences<br />Combine, take apart, recombine<br />Activity focus<br />Resources should not thrust themselves on our attention<br />Confidence in correct operation<br />Going back<br />Overrule<br />
  12. 12. On Palpable Computing<br />Resource Awareness<br />Inspectability<br />Experimentability<br />Assemblability<br />Multiplicity<br />Adaptability<br />Resilience<br />Overruleability<br />
  13. 13. The Tall Ships Race<br />maps and photo draped over 3D<br />existing buildings<br />live geo-referenced camera feeds <br />live tracked personnel<br />boats expected positions<br />actual positions<br />compass and field of view<br />Temp bars, etc.<br />2D.<br />
  14. 14. Achieving palpability in use – developers<br />Example 1: The Automatic Identification System (AIS)<br />Planned + live positions of ships<br />Scaling down from 50 km radius <br />Inspectability, Assemblability and Multiplicity<br />Adaptabiluty<br />Experimentability<br />Example 2: The Geopath Dumper service<br />Storing GPS-tracked paths – to be used for de-briefing<br />
  15. 15. Picture of illegally parked car,visible in the Overview Prototype<br />
  16. 16. Achieving palpability in use – end-users<br />Officers have spotted a car parked on an emergency access route<br />Phone call & take picture<br />How and when to (dis-)trust technology when batteries run out<br />Picture position matches reported position<br />Phone rep “wobles” – this means receiving live signals<br />…<br />
  17. 17. How to improve systems and use<br />Design for Palpability supports different modes:<br />Technology focus<br />Exploration focus / mixed focus<br />Activity focus<br />