Exploring delegate engagement with an augmented conference

Nick Taylor*, Tom Bartindale, John Vines, Patrick Olivier

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Abstract

We describe a qualitative study of delegate engagement with technology in academic conferences through a largescale deployment of prototype technologies. These deployments represent current themes in conference technologies, such as providing access to content and opportunities for socialising between delegates. We consider not just the use of individual technologies, but also the overall impact of an assemblage of interfaces, ranging from ambient to interactive and mobile to situated. Based on a two-week deployment followed by interviews and surveys of attendees, we discuss the ways in which delegates engaged with the prototypes and the implications this had for their experience of the conferences. From our findings, we draw three new themes to inform the development of future conference technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM
Pages835-845
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781450329682
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 13 Sep 201417 Sep 2014

Conference

Conference2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period13/09/1417/09/14

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