- Read the paper.
We still have several of last week's assignments to review.
For this week, re-evaluate your own project (and, if you would
like, one of your classmate's) in light of today's reading. In
doing so, think about the following questions:
- What is meant by "notice"? What should designers be
giving notice of? What are some potential designs for
such notice? What do you think of Langheinrich's idea of
a building that would "make an announcement for all of the
devices that are installed inside"? For your project, is
the notion of "notice" relevant? If so, how? and how
would you design for it?
- What is meant by consent? What are the things people need
to consent to in a system such as yours? How would they
- Your previous assignment involved assuming that people
would broadcast some sort of identification. Does this
need to be their name? Does it need to uniquely identify
them - and if not, what does it do instead?
- We spoke of being able to sense through walls where our
friends or compatible future acquaintences were located.
How does this change the concept of local, of present?
Think about it in terms of visibility - what does changing
visibility do to the concept of walls?
your work by Thursday morning.