Building boundaries on Boundary Objects: A Field study of a Ubicomp tool in a Design Studio

Dhaval Vyas, G. Stevens (Editor), Antinus Nijholt

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    In this paper, we provide the results of a field study of a Ubicomp system called CAM (Cooperative Artefact Memory) in a Product Design studio. CAM is a mobile-tagging based messaging system that allows designers to store relevant information onto their design artefacts in the form of messages, annotations and external web links. From our field study results, we observe that the use of CAM adds another shared ‘space’ onto these design artefacts – that are in their natural settings boundary objects themselves. In the paper, we provide several examples from the field illustrating how CAM helps in the design process.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)280-297
    Number of pages18
    JournalInternational reports on socio-informatics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2010


    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/0033812
    • EWI-18235
    • IR-72487
    • METIS-277418
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors

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