A living laboratory for the design and evaluation of ubiquitous computing technologies

Stephen Intille, Kent Larson, Jennifer Beaudin, Jason Nawyn, Emmanuel Munguia Tapia, Pallavi Kaushik


We introduce the PlaceLab, a new "living laboratory" for the study of ubiquitous technologies in home settings. The PlaceLab is a tool for researchers developing context-aware and ubiquitous interaction technologies. It complements more traditional data gathering instruments and methods, such as home ethnography and laboratory studies. We describe the data collection capabilities of the laboratory and current examples of its use.

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