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The Christian Doppler Laboratory on Contextual Interfaces

  • Thomas Grill
  • Wolfgang Reitberger
  • Marianna Obrist
  • Alexander Meschtscherjakov
  • Manfred Tscheligi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6439)

Abstract

Contextual interfaces gain more and more importance within the last years. Numerous research programs that address the term context have been established, each focusing on context from their own point of view. The Christian Doppler Laboratory on Contextual Interfaces has been founded with different goals in mind. The first goal is to elaborate on the definitions and foundations of the term context to achieve a common understanding on how to use context and the terms related to context. Further we elaborate on the relation between context and user experience to tackle the complexity of the interrelations between both areas. The second goal is to apply the findings of the basic context research with two different context laboratories, each addressing a different application area. This allows to build a robust research basis that is applied to application oriented research.

Keywords

ambient interfaces human computer interaction context usability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Grill
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Reitberger
    • 1
  • Marianna Obrist
    • 1
  • Alexander Meschtscherjakov
    • 1
  • Manfred Tscheligi
    • 1
  1. 1.HCI & Usability Unit – Christian Doppler Laboratory ”Contextual Interfaces” ICT&S CenterUniversity of Salzburg, Sigmund Haffner G.SalzburgAustria

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