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Global Ubiquitous Computing -- or why CSCW and UbiComp are not the same...


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This is my presentation from the UbiComp/CSCW panel at the ACM CSCW 2008 Conference in San Diego

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Global Ubiquitous Computing -- or why CSCW and UbiComp are not the same...

  1. 1. Global Ubiquitous Computing or – why CSCW and UbiComp do not have anything in common, but may have in the future...
  2. 2. Who am I? <ul><li>University of Aarhus </li></ul><ul><li>UC Irvine </li></ul><ul><li>IT University of Copenhagen </li></ul><ul><li>Tries to build technology </li></ul><ul><li>... based on studies of real world challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Have been stuck in hospitals for many year </li></ul><ul><li>... but tried honestly to do something else </li></ul>
  3. 3. UbiComp – origins
  4. 4. Are CSCW and UbiComp the same?
  5. 5. Human-Computer Interaction Other users? Other kind of technology?
  6. 6. Why CSCW ≠ UbiComp <ul><li>HCI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One user – one computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Personal Computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human Computer Interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CSCW </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Computing w. existing technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UbiComp </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New types of technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embedded Interaction </li></ul></ul>
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  10. 10. Comparison CSCW UbiComp Mode of Interaction Collaborative Embedded # Users Many One – few Focus of Interaction Distributed / Global Local Applications Work All sort Research approach Experimental & Studies Experimental & Studies Technology focus Software Software & Hardware
  11. 11. Could UbiComp and CSCW merge?
  12. 12. Cooking together?
  13. 13. Global Ubiquitous Computing <ul><li>Embedded Computing on a Global Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Globally distributed teams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business processes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Healthcare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Health, MS Vault, Intel Health </li></ul></ul>