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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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      The Open University

      Walton Hall

      Milton Keynes MK7 6AA UK
      September 2008
      September 2008
      : 135-138
      © 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
      Conference Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
      1 - 5 September 2008
      Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
      Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction
      Product Information: 1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development
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