UbiMEET: Design and Evaluation of Smart Environments in the Workplace

Abstract

This workshop is the fourth in a series of UbiComp
workshops on smart environment technologies and
applications for the workplace. It offers a unique window
into the state of the art through the participation of a range
of researchers, designers and builders who exchange both
basic research and real-world case experiences; and invites
participants to share ideas about them. This year we focus
on understanding appropriate design processes and creating
valid evaluation metrics for smart environments (a recurrent
request from previous workshop participants). What design
processes allow integration of new ubicomp-style systems
with existing technologies in a room that is in daily use?
What evaluation methods and metrics give us an accurate
picture, and how can that information best be applied in an
iterative design process?