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The Plane Tracker (Overview)

Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Law, Andy; Pennington, Sarah; Bowers, John; Beaver, Jacob; Humble, Jan; Kerridge, Tobie; Villar, Nicholas and Wilkie, Alex. 2008. The Plane Tracker (Overview). [Design]

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Abstract or Description

The Plane Tracker is an example of a ‘threshold device’ that presents information gathered from the home’s surroundings to give new views on domestic circumstances. A focus on the home and its surroundings complements more traditional applications for domestic computing. Whereas conventional systems for the home focus on bringing placeless and generic content into the home, Threshold devices, in contrast, particularise content by linking it to the home’s physical location. Further examples of Threshold Devices include the ‘Drift Table’, the ‘Local Barometer’ and the ‘Video Window’.

Item Type: Design

Keywords:

Ubiquitous computing, home, threshold devices

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Design
Design > Interaction Research Studio

Date:

April 2008

Dimensions or Duration:

MeasurementType
A4Dimensions

Copyright Holders:

Interaction Research Studio, Goldsmiths.

Item ID:

5524

Date Deposited:

08 Apr 2011 14:09

Last Modified:

13 Jun 2016 16:07

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5524

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