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Physical, Social, and Experiential Knowledge in Pervasive Computing Environments
October-December 2007 (vol. 6 no. 4)
pp. 56-63
Gillian R. Hayes, Georgia Institute of Technology
Erika Shehan Poole, Georgia Institute of Technology
Giovanni Iachello, Georgia Institute of Technology
Shwetak N. Patel, Georgia Institute of Technology
Andrea Grimes, Georgia Institute of Technology
Gregory D. Abowd, Georgia Institute of Technology
Khai N. Truong, Georgia Institute of Technology
BufferWare is a selective archiving application for recording everyday experiences in an informal space. An evaluation of the system's deployment, combined with analysis of existing research on recording technologies and security and privacy, demonstrates that people use three types of knowledge to determine new technologies' relative utility and safety. Physical knowledge includes design elements that inform people about the technology and how to use it. Social knowledge includes a community's embedded knowledge. Experiential knowledge includes users' past interactions with similar technologies and new technologies. This article is part of a special issue on security and privacy.

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Index Terms:
capture and access, selective archiving, record-keeping, security, privacy, trust
Gillian R. Hayes, Erika Shehan Poole, Giovanni Iachello, Shwetak N. Patel, Andrea Grimes, Gregory D. Abowd, Khai N. Truong, "Physical, Social, and Experiential Knowledge in Pervasive Computing Environments," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 56-63, Oct.-Dec. 2007, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2007.82
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