© 2009

Awareness Systems

Advances in Theory, Methodology and Design

  • Panos Markopoulos
  • Boris De Ruyter
  • Wendy Mackay

Part of the Human-Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Markus Rittenbruch, Gregor McEwan
      Pages 3-48
    3. Panos Markopoulos
      Pages 49-72
    4. Saul Greenberg, Carman Neustaedter, Kathryn Elliot
      Pages 73-96

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Antti Oulasvirta
      Pages 125-147
    3. Georgios Metaxas, Panos Markopoulos
      Pages 149-172
    4. Frank Vetere, Jeremy Smith, Martin Gibbs
      Pages 173-186
    5. Anssi Kainulainen, Markku Turunen, Jaakko Hakulinen
      Pages 231-256

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Jesús Ibáñez, Oscar Serrano, David García
      Pages 291-311
    3. Minh Hong Tran, Yun Yang, Gitesh K. Raikundalia
      Pages 313-333
    4. Margaret E. Morris, Jay Lundell, Terry Dishongh, Brad Needham
      Pages 335-349
    5. Georgios Metaxas, Barbaros Metin, Jutta Schneider, Panos Markopoulos, Boris de Ruyter
      Pages 351-365
    6. Markus Rittenbruch, Tim Mansfield, Stephen Viller
      Pages 367-395

About this book


Awareness systems can be broadly defined as those systems that help people construct and maintain awareness of each others’ activities, context or status, even if the participants are not co-located. Originally intended for supporting people involved in the same activities at different locations, such systems are now used to support social interactions between any connected individuals and to support social relationships over sustained periods of time.

Providing an overview of the current state-of-the-art this book provides a theoretical foundation for the design and development of Awareness Systems. It offers a reflection on the field, tracking research progress from past visions to current trends and future challenges, while presenting a representative collection of design concepts in the area and helping to systematize evaluation practices. It will be welcomed by all those working in the area of Awareness Systems.


Awareness Systems Computer Mediated Communication HCI Media Spaces communication coordination human-computer interaction (HCI)

Editors and affiliations

  • Panos Markopoulos
  • Boris De Ruyter
  • Wendy Mackay

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From the reviews:

"The book is relevant, timely, and amazingly thorough in its discussion of the history, theory, application, and future trends in the field. … This comprehensive discussion of awareness systems is an essential read for researchers, developers, designers, and professors, in any field in which awareness and awareness systems are relevant. The authors tell interesting stories to illustrate relevant awareness concepts … provide a complete historical perspective, and, most importantly, stimulate new ideas." (Susan Shepherd Ferebee, ACM Computing Reviews, November, 2009)