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Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments

pp 1039-1067

Experience Research: a Methodology for Developing Human-centered Interfaces

  • Boris de RuyterAffiliated withPhilips Research Europe
  • , Emile AartsAffiliated withPhilips Research Europe

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Abstract

At the turn of the century, a distinguished group of researchers identified the potential devastating effects of rapid technological developments, as described by the generalized Moore’s law, for the balanced relationship between humans and technology (Aarts et al., 2001). Whilst not ignoring the threads and risks of so called technology push, the Ambient Intelligence Ambient Intelligence (AmI) vision was introduced to emphasize the positive contribution these technologies could bring to our daily lives. Within the AmI vision human needs are positioned centrally and technology is seen as a means to enrich our life. In course terms Ambient Intelligence refers to the embedding of technologies into electronic environments that are sensitive and responsive to the presence of people.