Challenges and opportunities for evaluating intelligent environments

Cockton, Gilbert (2006) Challenges and opportunities for evaluating intelligent environments. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Intelligent Environments: Improving the quality of life in a changing world 5 -. Microsoft Research Ltd., Cambridge, pp. 17-26. ISBN 1-59971-529-5

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Abstract

Publications on evaluation methods for intelligent environments (IEs) have only begun to appear regularly in the last few years [42]. At the same time, HCI has renewed interest on evaluation methods, with improved assessment after the ‘Damaged Merchandise’ crisis. Evaluation methods for IEs can and should benefit from improvements within mainstream HCI.
Understandings of the impact of direct support for human activities during evaluation reduce the seemingly insurmountable challenges associated with evaluating IEs. In addition, a focus on achieved value suggests particular opportunities for self instrumentation in IEs. A range of opportunities for innovative IE evaluation methods could improve support for design that demonstrably incorporates the thoughtful and insightful use of computer technology to improve and enrich everyday life.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: evaluation methods, DARe model, self-instrumentation, value-centred HCI, design methods
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Media & Communication Design
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2016 12:14
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2016 13:41
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/26175

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