Not all days are equal: Investigating the meaning in the digital calendar

Buzzo, D. and Merendino, N. (2015) Not all days are equal: Investigating the meaning in the digital calendar. In: Begole, B. , Kim, J. , Inkpen, K. and Woo, W. , eds. (2015) Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM Press, pp. 489-501. ISBN 9781450331463 Available from:

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The electronic calendar is a common tool used by large numbers of people to reflect and shape their daily activities. It’s function and structure is rooted in legacy representations dating back thousands of years. Collaborating with designers and engineers our project seeks to re-consider what the calendar does for us and how we may perceive and represent our time, personally and collectively. This paper investigates the background to ’the calendar problem’ and documents design-led research. Seeking to identify some of the key problems with the current representation and to establish criteria for new interpretations of the meaning of calendar.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: design, time, user interface, experience design, places, calendars, temporality, events, user experience, usability, making, research through design
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
Depositing User: Dr D. Buzzo
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2015 14:58
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 18:45


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