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      Can Technology-rich Spaces Support Multiple Uses?

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      People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction (HCI)

      Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction

      1 - 5 September 2008

      Technology-rich spaces, multipurpose, ethnographic study

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          A number of technology-rich spaces have been designed and created over the last few years with the purpose of supporting and enhancing learning, collaboration, community participation and a variety of everyday activities. Our research is concerned with how such spaces are used and whether they can support multiple uses. We report on an observational fieldwork study of a technology-rich multipurpose space based in a library. We examine its everyday use and discuss the tensions that were revealed in our analysis between anticipated and actual use. These are: (i) public versus private, (ii) play space versus meeting room and (iii) technology use versus non-use.

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          Conference
          September 2008
          September 2008
          : 135-138
          Affiliations
          The Open University

          Walton Hall

          Milton Keynes MK7 6AA UK
          10.14236/ewic/HCI2008.51
          © Nadia Pantidi et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction

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          People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction
          HCI
          22
          Conference Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
          1 - 5 September 2008
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction
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          Product Information: 1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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