Contextual Awareness

Strategy and Concepts

Version 2.4 August 31, 2010


Key Value Propositions of Contextual UI:


Key Principles for the Solution: How We Provide This Experience


Conceptual Exploration: Filtering Experiences

What We've Explored


What Worked Well:

What We've Concluded:

Core Design Principle:

Successful filtering will result in apps that make accurate recommendations based on user patterns and preferences without burdening or interrupting the user.


Centralized Repository:

What Models and Features Are Appropriate for a Stand-alone App


Create a consistent, centralized location for users to:

What Worked Well:

What We've Concluded:

Core Design Principle:

The context-aware repository will establish user trust by providing users a centralized place to secure privacy, ensure control, and determine sharing preferences without being difficult or burdensome to the user.


Game-like Experiences:

Leverage game-like interactions to encourage user participation

What We've Explored:

Research on the Use of Agents, Avatars, and Bots:

What Worked Well:

What We've Concluded:

Core Design Principle:

A successful solution will add a layer of game-like elements that are fun and engaging without adding complexity to the experience.


How This All Fits Together:

Contextual awareness is an ecosystem that pervades the device and influences how a user interacts with it at various levels of experience.

The direct and indirect interactions between users and the context engine form a continuous feedback loop that grows and sustains the context-aware ecosystem.


Manage and Build a Context Awareness Hub:

Create a consistent, centralized location to manage and build smart rules:

Questions to Be Answered:

How can we better understand the value of context awareness?


Trust:

Control:

Prototyping and User Testing: Next Steps for User Research


Phase I: Concept Exploration/Testing

Research Questions to Be Answered:

Method:

Materials Needed:

Phase II: Design Evaluation and Iteration

Goals:

Research Questions to Be Answered:

Method:

Materials Needed:

Phase III: Usability Testing

Goals:

Research Questions to Be Answered:

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Materials Needed: