RCUK PATINA presentation - Tom Frankland

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RCUK PATINA presentation - Tom Frankland

  1. 1. Designingresearch spaces
  2. 2. What do “Researchspaces of the future” look like?
  3. 3. Possibly… More or less material, Private or public, Transferable, Adaptable and responsive to the researcher and their context.
  4. 4. Walking in thefootsteps of greatresearchers
  5. 5. PATINA is neitheraugmented reality…
  6. 6. …nor theinternet of things
  7. 7. Portable computing is becomingincreasingly ubiquitous
  8. 8. Archaeologists Architectural and art theoristsNarrative media experts Engineers HCI experts Web scientists
  9. 9. Year one
  10. 10. Excavations presenta challengingenvironmentfor technology
  11. 11. “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.
  12. 12. Communication
  13. 13. Disrupting social hierarchies
  14. 14. “How do you designtechnologies to support communication and disruption?”
  15. 15. 1. Know your users
  16. 16. Methods include:Interviews, questionnaires,diaries, cultural probes,technical probes, ethnographyand lab testing
  17. 17. The ‘ball experiment’
  18. 18. 2. Prototype some ideas
  19. 19. 3. Evaluate them
  20. 20. Year two (this year)
  21. 21. Things to come…Archaeologists wearing more LooxciesExperimental gestural, audio, haptic,affective etc. technologiesCreating new research spaces
  22. 22. www.patina.ac.uk

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