Bringing the Virtual to the Farmers’ Market: Designing for Trust in Pervasive Computing Systems

  • Ian Wakeman
  • Ann Light
  • Jon Robinson
  • Dan Chalmers
  • Anirban Basu
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 321)


Since pervasive computing applications are mostly designed to enhance existing social situations, such applications should take account of the trust relationships within the situation in their design. In this paper we describe the ethnographic approach we used to explore how trust is formed and maintained within a farmers’ market, and how this understanding can be applied in the design of supporting applications. We then evaluate the applications using the same ethnographic approach, uncovering problems which would not have been visible with other evaluation techniques.


Augmented Reality Pervasive Computing Market Organiser Shopping Trip Ethnographic Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Wakeman
    • 1
  • Ann Light
    • 2
  • Jon Robinson
    • 1
  • Dan Chalmers
    • 1
  • Anirban Basu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of InformaticsUniversity of SussexBrightonUK
  2. 2.Communication and Computing Research CentreSheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK

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