User experience: aWare.
In order to illustrate user experience with the aWare messenger three scenarios are outlined. While the aWare messenger’s current functionality is limited, we illustrate the power of the concept of situation-awareness between members of a community of interest. We are envisioning additional scenarios with future aWare capabilities that are part of the solution for major societal problems such as health care and the aging population.
Reminder. On her way home from the University, Cathy is wondering how much time she has before the next bus leaves. Sitting down to look for the timetable on her aWare messenger, she sees that her friend Wendy changed from sick mood to happy mood. She remembers that she agreed to go with Wendy to the movies if Wendy’s cold got better. The next bus leaves in 18 minutes; she has just enough time to buy the tickets before the bus leaves.
Question. Mike is in his car on
his way to a client. Having worked with a large construction
project for almost two years, he is about to take on a new
project. However, he cannot fully let go of all the details of
the old project. Seeing that his colleague John is on the
construction site, he remembers that they have to check the
cabling on the south wall again. The aWare messenger’s
situation-awareness evaluator indicates that John is following
up on some changes that they have previously agreed upon. The
situation-awareness evaluator indicated that John is busy but
available for Mike only. He gently touches John’s name on
the aWare messenger and dictates a question, asking John to
check the cabling. A few minutes later, John’s name
flashes and Mike gets the message: “The cabling is ok
Mike; see you tomorrow!”.