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Interactive public information displays are like wallflowers

Interactive public information displays and wallflowers have something in common according to University of Sydney information technologies researchers. They simply sit around hoping someone will notice them.

The need for Interactive Public Information Displays (PIDs) to overcome a number of challenges will be reported this week at the International Symposium on Pervasive Displays in Mountain View, California.The work which is part of the surface computing research at the University of Sydney reveals that despite holding important information or relevant subject matter such as train timetables, arrival and departure flight information, weather updates or news, it is hard to make it easy for people to realise they can explore these at interactive PIDs….

Read More: https://www.whatech.com/managed-it-services/press-release/14699-interactive-public-information-displays-are-like-wallflowers


Authors Bio

Anthony Collins

Anthony Collins

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Computer Human Adapted Interaction (CHAI) research group at the University of Sydney, in conjunction with the Smart Services CRC.

Rainer Wasinger

Rainer Wasinger

Please see http://www.ics.mq.edu.au/~wasinger/ for more details on my past work and publications, as well as my current work.

Judy Kay

Judy Kay

Judy aims to create personalised computing that is embedded throughout the environment to support people in the broad range of activities that are important to their lives.

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