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A Methodology for Content-Centered Design of Ambient Environments

  • Sabine Janzen
  • Tobias Kowatsch
  • Wolfgang Maass
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6105)

Abstract

The design of ambient environments does not depend on technical issues exclusively but also on social aspects. There are several design specifications for ambient environments as well as development principles for the design of such systems, a design method should address. In this paper, we survey design methodologies considering the fulfilling of the design principles and their applicability for ambient environments. Because unprecedented, we introduce a methodology for Content-Centered Design of Ambient Environments (CoDesA) and apply this method in parts to an ambient bath environment.

Keywords

Design Method Ambient Environment Pre-Artifact  Narrative 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabine Janzen
    • 1
  • Tobias Kowatsch
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Maass
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Furtwangen UniversityFurtwangenGermany
  2. 2.University of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland

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