BCS is a registered charity: No 292786
In conjunction with the 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI 2011)
Northumbria University, Newcastle, 4 July 2011
Following five successful previous iUBICOM workshops, we present the 6th iUBICOM workshop, iUBICOM 11. This year’s theme was 'information retrieval, decision making processes and user needs in the context of ubiquitous and collaborative computing.'
A particular focus of this year's workshop was on how user needs can be interpreted given new interaction models and unfamiliar technologies. We discussed the challenge of understanding user needs around factors such as speed, transparency, efficiency and quality of service. Applications included wayfinding systems, smart homes, assistive technologies, personalised information retrieval and collaborative systems. The emphasis was in the consideration of human factors when designing and developing systems that can be deployed successfully.