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 large- scale 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 '14
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages833-845
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)9781450329682
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing - Motif Seattle Hotel, Seattle, United States
    Duration: 13 Sep 201417 Sep 2014
    http://ubicomp.org/ubicomp2014/

    Conference

    Conference2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
    Abbreviated titleUbiComp 2014
    CountryUnited States
    CitySeattle
    Period13/09/1417/09/14
    Internet address

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    Taylor, N., Bartindale, T., Vines, J., & Olivier, P. (2014). Exploring delegate engagement with an augmented conference. In UbiComp '14 : Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (pp. 833-845). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2632048.2632068