Hier finden Sie wissenschaftliche Publikationen aus den Fraunhofer-Instituten.

Handy navigation in ever-changing spaces - an ethnographic study of firefighting practices

: Denef, S.; Ramirez, L.; Dyrks, T.; Stevens, G.

Preprint urn:nbn:de:0011-n-751340 (956 KByte PDF)
MD5 Fingerprint: f77fe3338b511db1307d24abce1899d1
Copyright Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Created on: 18.6.2008

Schijff, J. van der ; Association for Computing Machinery -ACM-, Special Interest Group on Computer and Human Interaction -SIGCHI-:
DIS 2008, Symposium on Designing Interactive Systems. Proceedings : Cape Town, South Africa, February 25-27, 2008
New York: ACM Press, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-60558-002-9
Symposium on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) <2008, Cape Town>
Conference Paper, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer FIT ()
ubiquitous computing; emergency response; ethnography; empathic design; firefighting

This paper presents an ethnographic study, conducted to gain an insight of the practices around navigation of firefighters on the first line of intervention. We argue that the common approach of looking only at the technical aspects is incomplete. We show instead, that navigation of firefighters in ever-changing spaces is a collective craft or art, where technology is only one of the relevant pieces, but not the only one. Therefore design should take a deep look at existing navigation practices of firefighters. In order to identify relevant work practices, we conducted our ethnographic study to find out patterns of navigation work and based on our findings, we provide an outline of how the navigation practices can be supported by ubiquitous computing.