The proliferation of everyday computing will accelerate until almost every object is equipped with processors, sensors, and actuators. We move from dedicated “computers” to distributed ensembles of computational devices, what we call pervasive computing environments (PCE). The shape of what is to come can already be seen in modern office spaces, production lines, operating theatres in hospitals, or smart homes.
In this program, we aim to discuss how users can efficiently, effectively, and enjoyably act through and interact with PCEs? As the boundaries between devices and the physical world melt away, users must be enabled to control whole ensembles of devices. And, how can users successfully transfer knowledge from one PCE to another? As their sheer number will make learning to interact with individual devices extremely difficult, users must be enabled to transfer interaction knowledge from one setting to another.
In this conversation series, we discussed these challenges with international experts in the field. All guests presented their take on the topic in a one-hour conversation through an online conference tool on a weekly basis. Each session of the conversation series was moderated by a member of the Priority Programme. You can find the links to the recordings at the respective expert’s profile on this page.