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A Field Computer for Animal Trackers

Blake, Edwin H, Lindsay Steventon, Jacqlyn Edge and Andrea Foster (2001) A Field Computer for Animal Trackers. In Proceedings CHI-SA 2001, South African Human-Computer Interaction Conference, University of Pretoria.

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Abstract

The field computer system has been developed to gather complex data on animal behaviour that is observed by expert animal trackers. The system is location aware using the satellite Global Positioning System. The system has been designed to empower semi-literate trackers. User testing showed that trackers were easily able to master the interface. They benefit from greater recognition, while the wider community gains from access to the knowledge of the trackers on animal behaviour.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:User Interface, Empowerment, Location Aware, Context Aware, CyberTracker
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
H Information Systems: H.1 MODELS AND PRINCIPLES
ID Code:41
Deposited By:Blake, Edwin H
Deposited On:22 September 2003
Alternative Locations:http://www.chi-sa.org.za/CHI-SA2001/chisa2001New.htm