The overarching aim of this book has been to provide a step forward in our understanding of interaction with technology in public settings. This has been done firstly articulating in empirical and concrete instances the challenges posed, and secondly in providing detailed ways in which to address those challenges in interface design. In summarising how this has been done within this book, this chapter returns to the initial questions and key aims posed at the start of the book, and begins to reflect upon them in light of the studies and framework that have been presented. In closing the chapter discusses some practical matters regarding the use of this book, looks at recent developments of related work, and finally briefly covers some directions for where we go next in understanding interaction with technology in public settings.


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  1. 1.Horizon Digital Economy ResearchUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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