A Transdisciplinary Study Design on Context-aware Applications and Environments

Johan Criel, Laurence Claeys


In this paper, we explore the notion of user participation in context-aware applications and environments from a transdisciplinary perspective. A critical view on user participation within calm computing is discussed and some problems are identified. The reflection of these problems in current context-aware applications and environments are described. We propose a set of recommendations and possible realizations to overcome these problems and empower users in configuring and using these applications.


Calm computing, context, Science & Technology Studies, transdisciplinary, empowerment, user participation, information technology systems, future, user-developer, meaning

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15847/obsOBS222008202