From Informing to Remembering:
IEEE Pervasive Computing, April-June 2002
Ubiquitous Systems in Interactive Museums
Copyright © 2002 IEEE.
by Margaret Fleck, Marcos Frid, Tim Kindberg, Eamonn O' Brien-Strain,
Rakhi Rajani and Mirjana Spasojevic, all of HP Labs
Museums are excellent locations for testing ubiquitous systems;
the Exploratorium, an interactive science museum in San Francisco,
offers a unique and challenging environment for such a system. An
important design consideration is how users switch between virtual
and physical interactions.
Read the full paper here.
This project was recently awarded a National Science Foundation
more about the authors:
Margaret Fleck is a
researcher at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, California.
Her research interests include computer vision, computational
linguistics, and pervasive computing. She received a BA in
linguistics from Yale University and an MS and PhD in
computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Marcos Frid is a senior R&D engineer inHP's Embedded
and Personal Systems group. His
research interests include computer architecture, hardware design,
wireless systems, location-aware technologies, and ubiquitous computing.
He received a BS in electrical engineering and computer science
from Rice University, and an MS in electrical and computer
engineering from Stanford University. He is a
founding member of MEXPRO, the Association of Mexican Professionals
of Silicon Valley.
Tim Kindberg is a
senior researcher at HP Labs. His research interests include
ubiquitous computing systems, distributed systems, and human
factors. He has a BA in mathematics from the University of Cambridge
and a PhD in computer science from the University of
works at HP Labs, investigating distributed infrastructures to support
applications and services that are usable and useful to nomadic
individuals in a pervasive computing environment. He has a BE from
University College Dublin, Ireland.
Rakhi Rajani, a visiting scholar at HP Labs, is studying
for a PhD in the area of collaborative work in medical practice
at Brunel University in the UK. Her research interests include cognitive
psychology, ethnography, and the role of space, place, and the environment
in design. She is a former HP Labs research intern.
is a project manager of the Cooltown Program at HP Labs, focusing
on pilot deployments of nomadic computing systems. Her research
interests include wide-area file systems, storage systems, and distributed
systems. She has a BS in mathematics from the University of Belgrade
and an MS and PhD in computer science from Pennsylvania State University.
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