PUBLIC VS PRIVATE SPACE: EXPLORING PRIVATE INTERACTIONS IN STREET-LEVEL DISPLAYS
Jason O. Germany, IDSA | Philip Speranza, Dan Anthony
University of Oregon
This paper examines the relationship between public displays and street-level users in the built environment. The research highlights ongoing prototype development for a new approach to identifying and presenting different interface modes for touchscreen pervasive displays. These displays provide a unique opportunity to function at two levels: 1) public communication device and 2) private interface platform. This research and the resulting paper seek to expose some of the challenges in a multifaceted interface and potential solutions currently being examined. At the core of this inquiry and resulting dissemination was a desire to evaluate how street-level interactive displays will play a role in the ever expanding infrastructure of the ‘smart city’. In particular, this work discusses some of the challenges that exist in deploying these displays in a sidewalk environment for the purpose of pedestrian tracking and engagement.