Expected information needs of parents for pervasive awareness systems

V.J. Khan, P. Markopoulos, B.E.R. Ruyter, de, W.A. IJsselsteijn

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This paper examines the communication needs of busy parents that can be served by awareness systems: systems supporting a continuous and semi-automated flow of information about the activities of communicating individuals. We report an online survey involving 69 participants. This survey focused on whether the types of information offered by awareness systems as these are introduced in current research literature are appreciated by busy parents. The results show a) that information items that allow personalization and expressing intentionality are more desired than those than low granularity and automatically sensed information that is easy to collect automatically b) the attitudes regarding the information that people wish to share about themselves is almost identical to what they wish to know of their partners and c) survey methods focusing on information do not need to differentiate between the direction of information flow or whether this is symmetric, since people report almost identical preferences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI 2007), November 7-10, 2007, Darmstadt, Germany
EditorsB. Schiele, A.K. Dey, H. Gellersen, B.E.R. Ruyter, de, E. Aarts
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-76651-3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Eventconference; AmI 2007, Darmstadt, Germany; 2007-10-07; 2007-10-10 -
Duration: 7 Oct 200710 Oct 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conferenceconference; AmI 2007, Darmstadt, Germany; 2007-10-07; 2007-10-10
OtherAmI 2007, Darmstadt, Germany


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