Ambient Rabbits Likeability of Embodied Ambient Displays

  • Thomas Mirlacher
  • Roland Buchner
  • Florian Förster
  • Astrid Weiss
  • Manfred Tscheligi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5859)


This paper discusses the possibility of using embodied Ambient Displays for presenting information in a public setting. For embodying an Ambient Display, a Nabaztag rabbit was used, the information displayed was a weather forecast. Throughout four weeks of alternating traditional visual Ambient Displays and Nabaztag testing, differences and commonalities in terms of perceived usability and likeability have been investigated. Special focus has been put on the likeability and comprehension differences. Results show a correlation between perceived usability and likeability for the traditional Ambient Display as well as a better comprehension over time for both Ambient Displays. However, significant differences in terms of perceived usability and likeability could only be revealed for the traditional Ambient Displays.


Ambient Intelligence Ambient Display Ambient Information System Embodied Display 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Mirlacher
    • 1
  • Roland Buchner
    • 1
  • Florian Förster
    • 1
  • Astrid Weiss
    • 1
  • Manfred Tscheligi
    • 1
  1. 1.ICT&S CenterUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria

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