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: PDF

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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.