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From Buddyspace to CitiTag: Large-scale Symbolic Presence for Community Building and Spontaneous Play

In this paper we discuss the conceptual framework and principles that guide our work in the design of large-scale informal environments for collaborative work, learning and play, aiming to foster social bonds and to provide an exciting testbed for emergent social behaviours. We present three different applications we have developed: Buddyspace, an Instant Messaging environment for community building, BumperCars, an online presence-based multiplayer game and CitiTag, an experimental wireless...read more

ID: kmi-04-25

Date: 2004

Author(s): Yanna Vogiazou, Marc Eisenstadt, Martin Dzbor and Jiri Komzak

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Buddyspace: Large-Scale Presence for Communities at Work and Play

Presence awareness' of peer-group members can enhance the emotional well-being of isolated learners and create a sense of community, fostering group communication and interaction. This paper presents our research framework in the design of presence-based applications for collaborative, learning and social environments and investigates the design of innovative playful and group learning activities for large numbers of people, based primarily on their mere presence. To promote the deployment of...read more

ID: kmi-03-14

Date: 2003

Author(s): Yanna Vogiazou, Martin Dzbor, Jiri Komzak and Marc Eisenstadt

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Semantic Layering with Magpie

Browsing the web involves two main tasks: finding the right web page and then making sense of its content. A significant amount of research has gone into supporting the task of finding web resources through ‘standard’ information retrieval mechanisms, or semantics-enhanced search. Much less attention has been paid to the second problem. In this paper we describe Magpie, a tool which supports the interpretation of web pages. Magpie acts as a complementary knowledge source, which a reader can...read more

ID: kmi-03-01

Date: 2003

Author(s): John Domingue, Martin Dzbor, Enrico Motta

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Towards a Logical Framework for Sequential Design

Engineering design is usually seen as a knowledge-intensive process that driven by certain objectives eventually delivers an artefact having the desired properties or functions. Design is inherently iterative and the design goals evolve together with the solutions. Many current design theories present more or less efficient ways for finding a suitable solution to the given goals. However, they often leave open the question of the 'solution talkback'. Under 'solution talkback' we understand the...read more

ID: kmi-01-10

Date: 2001

Author(s): Martin Dzbor and Zdenek Zdrahal

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Towards a Framework for Acquisition of Design Knowledge

Engineering design is a knowledge-intensive process driven by various design objectives. Design is an iterative process where the objectives evolve together with the solutions in order to deliver an artefact with the desired properties and functions. Many design theories developed so far suggest more or less efficient ways for finding a suitable solution to the given goals. However, they often leave open the issue of 'solution talk-back'. Discovery of new design objectives and amendment of the...read more

ID: kmi-01-09

Date: 2001

Author(s): Martin Dzbor and Zdenek Zdrahal

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Knowledge Management in a Distributed Organisation

Knowledge has become an important asset in a modern enterprise. Straightforward and fast access to knowledge possessed by its employees may significantly influence the competitiveness of an enterprise. It has become very important for advanced organisations to make the best use of information gathered from various document sources inside companies and from external sources like the Internet. There are many technologies under de-velopment, which address knowledge discovery. On the other hand,...read more

ID: kmi-00-10

Date: 2000

Author(s): Martin Dzbor, Jan Paralic and Marek Paralic

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Creative designer: What & how? (Intelligent support for problem formalisation in engineering design)

Engineering design is a kind of human activity that makes use of many different knowledge sources. Basically, this may be a well structured, explicit, and domain specific knowledge or tacit, implicit, and experience-based knowledge. Each type of knowledge has its particular role in design, and thus in knowledge-based design support systems. The aim of this document is to present a new view on the knowledge-based systems supporting design and designers especially in the early phases. Although...read more

ID: kmi-99-11

Date: 1999

Author(s): Martin Dzbor

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Knowledge-intensive design support: An enquiry into the role of the ontologies and analogous thinking in design support

This literature review builds a base for the further research of knowledge-intensive approach for the design problem formalisation. Engineering design is in general a complex activity; therefore, the document will focus on one specific part of the design process, namely the problem formalisation. The review discusses the following points: (i) various approaches to design and nature of design tasks; (ii) knowledge modelling research and its place in design support; and (iii) implications drawn...read more

ID: kmi-99-10

Date: 1999

Author(s): Martin Dzbor

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