Going Back to School: Putting a Pervasive Environment into the Real World
This paper presents the lessons learnt from the development of a ubiquitous computing environment for use within the real world. Such systems are currently purpose built demonstrators, often within research labs. This paper is based on the development of a storytelling environment for use within schools. This migration - from the lab to the school - required the redevelopment of the platform, and highlighted the importance of providing support for the maintenance and management of the environment when access to a sophisticated infrastructure and dedicated space can no longer be guaranteed.
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