Gothenburg Studies in Informatics
Report 20, May 2001, ISSN 1400-741X
 

Designing Everyday Computational Things

Errata

 

(Abbreviations: Ch. = chapter; p. = page; pg. = paragraph; changes indicated with italics)

Ch. 1, p. 4, pg. 2: Reads: "Grudin states that "Ironically,..."; should read: "Grudin states that: "Ironically,..."

Ch. 1, p. 9, pg. 2: Reference missing in second sentence; should be [67]: "Norman [67] argues that..."

Ch. 1, p. 31, pg. 3, third sentence: SoundMirror is missing in list. Sentence should read: The exhibition included the ChatterBox, several examples of Informative Art using both traditional displays and projections on various materials, as well as the SoundMirror described in [P5], and the Fan House, the Sail House and Chest of Drawers described in [P6].

Ch. 1, p. 33, pg. 1: Last sentence ends with ";"; should read ".".

Ch. 1, p. 36, quote: The reference to page 13 in the quotation from [19] is not correct. The page number were taken from a manuscript and the final page number of this quote is not available as the reference has not yet been published.

Ch. 1, p. 40, pg. 3: Reads: How to design in time will be one of the central issues in an aesthetics of computational technology. Should read: How to design in time will be one of the central issues in the aesthetics of computational technology.

Ch. 1, p. 44, pg. 2: Missing "computer" in sentence "Imagine, for instance, analysing a modern car...". Should read: Imagine, for instance, analysing a modern car, with its computer-controlled engine, anti-lock brakes, anti-spin systems and automatic gearbox, in terms of being a computer display and not a car.

Ch. 3, p. 85, pg. 1: Reads "In the metaDESK system, a physical representations of a..."; should read: "In the metaDESK system, a physical representation of a...".

Ch. 4, p. 102, pg. 1: Reads: The ambition of this work has not been to use text processing to develop more efficient information processing and interaction. Should read: The ambition of the work presented in this paper has not been to use text processing to develop more efficient information processing and interaction.

Ch. 4, p. 108: Due to low-resolution printing, the text in the pictures is not readable. The (otherwise) readable fragments are (from top to bottom, left to right: in fig. 1: "He is the author of many books, most closely Monad"; "I'm always on"; "Getting to include you: Levi's"; "Text moves to its own in electronic signs and screens."; "People enhanced"; "Reading PLAY applied."; and in fig. 2: "It could is years proven..."; "After three months, the researchers examined the brains of the rich monkeys"; "But the effort was set more free than born, free Dr"; "The to secure will in this case be much smaller and to to die". (For higher resolution images, see the digital version of the thesis.)

Ch. 4, p. 115, pg. 1: Reads: Ambient displays make use of a re-mapping from the media of the original information to another, and presumably, less obtrusive media. Should read: Ambient displays make use of a re-mapping from the medium of the original information to another, and presumably, less obtrusive medium.

Ch. 4, p. 123. (Ch. 5, p. 158; Ch. 6, p. 188): The webpage in reference 25 does not seem to be available any longer. This reference is also included in Ch. 5 (nr. 29) and Ch. 6 (nr. 8). For an alternative reference see: Weiser, M. & Brown, J. S. (1996). The Coming Age of Calm Technology. http://www.ubiq.com/hypertext/weiser/acmfuture2endnote.htm.

Ch. 5, p. 126, pg. 1: Reads: In hotel rooms, offices and other public spaces, as well as in our homes, we often encounter pictures, posters, textiles etc. that are employed as parts of a designed environment rather than as solitary art objects. Reads as follows in published version: In hotel rooms, offices and other public places, as well as in our homes, pictures, posters, textiles etc. often can be seen as part of a designed environment rather than as solitary art objects.

Ch. 5, p. 127, pg. 3: First sentence reads: "It seems that much of the design strategies...". Should read: "It seems that many of the design strategies..."

Ch. 5, p. 136, figure legends: Reads: Figure 3: The same composition as in fig. 2 when changed according to the e-mail traffic. Reads as follows in published version: Figure 3: The same composition (fig. 2) when changed according the e-mail traffic.

Ch. 8, p. 228, pg. 1: Reads: Thus it is reasonable to think that we can set up user tests in order to value the usability of the design. Should read: Thus it is reasonable to think that we can set up user tests in order to evaluate the usability of the design.

Ch. 8, p. 235, pg. 1: Reads: Over time, these reflections will help the human-computer interaction research community form a tradition of aesthetics to complement the experimental tradition of usability studies. Should read: Over time, these reflections will help the human-computer interaction research community form a tradition of aesthetics to complement the tradition of experimentalusability studies.

Ch. 8, p. 242: Reference nr. 6 not quoted in text.

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