Playing with Fire: towards virtual prototyping of wearable computing for highly situated contexts of use
Conference: IFAWC 2006 - 3rd International Forum on Applied Wearable Computing 2006
03/15/2006 - 03/16/2006 at Bremen, Germany
Proceedings: IFAWC 2006
Pages: 10Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Klann, Markus; Ramirez, Leonardo; Lehnhoff, Andreas; Dyrks, Tobias (Fraunhofer Institute FIT, Schloss Birlinghoven, 53457 Sankt Augustin, Germany)
In this paper we motivate and present our approach to use game-like techniques for designing wearable computing solutions for the Paris Fire Brigade. We explain why designing innovative technologies for skillful, situated and collaborative activities is particularly difficult and why game-like techniques can be particularly helpful for this task. We present the specific difficulties for emergency response and three game-like techniques we are using in a coherent design process with our users.