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Paradigms of ubiquitous computing

Interactions between intelligent technology, design and people in room settings under the premises of omnipresence and network – how we perceive and learn from them.

The discussion about ubiquitous computing (UbiComp) technologies is currently in full swing and is moving the discourses in technology development as well as in media psychology. But what exactly are UbiComp technologies and what characterizes their perceptual quality and effectiveness?

Behind every technology there are very specific basic assumptions that are reflected in the technical structure of the devices and their functional use on the one hand, and in the way they are reflected in scientific discourses on the other (technology).

Secondly, the question is how UbiComp systems change human perception and behaviour and which epistemological models exist or need to be developed to capture this human-technology relationship (human).

And finally, there are the aspects of the aesthetic appearance, as well as the concrete-practical handling of them (design).

Project Dates

Lead and TeamDr. Thomas Ryser (Lead), Debora Draxl, Corsin Flepp
FundingSchweizerischer Nationalfonds SNF
CollaborationJan Torpus, ixdm HGK (Project Lead)
Duration01.10.2019 - 30.09.2022