Development and Evaluation of Augmented Object Prototypes for Notifications in Collaborative Writing Environments

  • Jose A. BrenesEmail author
  • Gustavo López
  • Luis A. Guerrero
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 497)


In Ubiquitous Computing, augmented objects refer to those elements of the real world which have been provided with computational capabilities to meet a specific need. Meanwhile, Collaborative Writing Environments (CWE) allow groups of people to work together and increase the chances of success and share knowledge when they are working on shared documents. An extremely important aspect in CWEs is notification mechanisms as these are essential to provide users awareness about the collaborative work they are doing. In this paper, we describe a set of augmented objects created to support the notification in CWEs; these objects can improve the way in which the notifications are delivered to users, according to the writing strategy defined by the collaboration team.


Collaborative writing environment Notification system Ubiquitous computing Augmented objects System interfaces System interaction 



This work was partially supported by Centro de Investigaciones en Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación (CITIC), Escuela de Ciencias de la Computación e Informática (ECCI) both at Universidad de Costa Rica. Grand No. 834-B6-178. This work was also supported by Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones (MICITT), and by Consejo Nacional para Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas (CONICIT) of the Government of Costa Rica.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose A. Brenes
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gustavo López
    • 1
    • 2
  • Luis A. Guerrero
    • 2
  1. 1.PPCI, University of Costa RicaSan PedroCosta Rica
  2. 2.CITIC, University of Costa RicaSan PedroCosta Rica

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