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Urban HCI : spatial aspects in the design of shared encounters for media facades

Fischer, Patrick Tobias and Hornecker, Eva (2012) Urban HCI : spatial aspects in the design of shared encounters for media facades. In: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, pp. 307-316. ISBN 978-1-4503-1015-4

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Abstract

Designing interactive applications for Media Façades is a challenging task. Architectural sized large-scale screens can result in unbalanced installations, and meaningful interaction is easily overshadowed by the drastic size of the display. In this paper we reflect on urban technology interventions by analyzing their spatial configuration in relation to the structuring of interaction. We outline basic categories and offer a new terminology to describe these interactive situations designed for the built environment.