Exploring Distributed User Interfaces in Ambient Intelligent Environments

  • Pavan Dadlani
  • Jorge Peregrín Emparanza
  • Panos Markopoulos
Part of the Human-Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)


In this paper we explore the use of Distributed User Interfaces (DUIs) in the field of Ambient Intelligence (AmI). We first introduce the emerging area of AmI, followed by describing three case studies where user interfaces or ambient displays are distributed and blending in the user’s environments. In such AmI environment, technology is hidden capturing contextual information aimed at different applications, each displaying information tailored to the user. We end the paper with lessons learned from these case studies.


Distributed user interfaces Ambient displays Ambient intelligence Social connectedness Users studies Field trials 



The authors would like to colleagues from the Philips Research Laboratories for their help and support in the projects, and to all participants of the user studies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavan Dadlani
    • 1
  • Jorge Peregrín Emparanza
    • 1
  • Panos Markopoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.Philips ResearchEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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