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Public engagement to assist the design of mobile devices

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27 October 2005



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The EPSRC has funded a new project to engage with members of the public in designing mobile devices. 

Building on the department's work on authoring located media, Dr. Mike Fraser and Dr. Kirsten Cater will support members of the public to locate sounds, images and the like in particular places, leaving them there for others to discover.

Such expertise will ground public debate on how developments in physically active location-aware devices, such as robotic assistants, will affect public use and adoption of mobile technologies.