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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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’.

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Ubiquitous computing, home, threshold devices

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Design > Interaction Research Studio


April 2008

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Interaction Research Studio, Goldsmiths.

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08 Apr 2011 14:09

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29 Apr 2020 15:30


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