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      Collaborative Communication Tools for Designing: Physical-Cyber Environments

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      The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

      Human Computer Interaction

      12 - 14 September 2012

      Hybrid, Physical-digital, physicality, design-tools-methods, interdisciplinary collaborative, Alien Technology, communication tools, design process

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            Abstract

            Designing for Physical–Cyber Environments (P–C E) will require a collaborative interdisciplinary approach. A Physical-Cyber Environment is my interpretation of an emergent hybrid, physical, digital mix, firmly grounded in physicality, which is technologically, digitally enabled and augmented. This landscape (P-C E) is an emerging possibility space where all types of products, services and environment will be possible. Designing for such complex environments will require the involvement of various disciplines, stakeholders and end end-users when appropriate. Each of these bringing with them their own internalized assumptions and thought processes, making understanding and discussion between the various parties potentially problematic. Tools are needed to aid productive dialogue between those involved. In this paper a selection of technologies in varying stages of development and concepts from science fiction are introduced to help describe the Physical-Cyber Environment. A discussion regarding difficulties in interdisciplinary collaboration and a description of a workshop called the “Alien Technology Workshop” designed to explore tools to aid productive collaborative discussions is also introduced.

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            Contributors
            Conference
            September 2012
            September 2012
            : 1-9
            Affiliations
            [0001]HighWire

            The LICA Building

            Lancaster University

            Lancaster, Lancashire

            LA1 4YW

            United Kingdom
            [0002]Imagination Lancaster

            Lancaster Institute for

            the Contemporary Arts

            Lancaster University

            Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK
            [0003]Talis, Birmingham, UK

            and School of Computer Science

            University of Birmingham, UK
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2012.93
            d820f149-bcc4-42aa-93a3-efbfce413464
            © Stephen Forshaw et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Birmingham, UK

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            The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction
            HCI
            26
            Birmingham, UK
            12 - 14 September 2012
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Human Computer Interaction
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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