Single Value Devices

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    We live in a world of continuous information overflow, but the quality of information and communication is suffering. Single value devices contribute to information and communication quality by focussing on one explicit, relevant piece of information. The information is decoupled from a computer and represented in an object, integrated into daily life. The contribution of this paper is on different levels: Firstly, we identify single value devices as a class, and, secondly, illustrate it through examples in a survey. Thirdly, we collect characterizations of single value devices into a taxonomy. The taxonomy also provides a collection of design choices that allow one to more easily find new combinations or alternatives, and that facilitate the design of new, meaningful, effective and working objects. Finally, when we want to step from experimental examples to commercializable products, a number of issues become relevant that are identified and discussed in the remainder of this paper.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International ICST Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2011), Revised Selected Papers
    EditorsAntonio Camurri, Cristina Costa
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-30213-8
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012
    Event4th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2011 - Genova, Italy
    Duration: 25 May 201127 May 2011
    Conference number: 4

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)1867-8211


    Conference4th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2011
    Abbreviated titleINTETAIN


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    • EWI-21978
    • IR-80668

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