User Identification Roadmap towards 2020: A study of personal identification challenges for ubiquitous computing world
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
This thesis is about Personal Identification challenges towards Ubiquitous Computing world as targeted in 2020. The study starts by defining the problems that how diversity of tools for personal identification as an always-foreground activity is problematic in order to become a pervasive interaction. The thesis is divided into three parts. Part one is introduction, background and related works. Part two will describe the empirical study—Triangulation— that is supported by qualitative and quantitative methods. Observation and the analysis over collected data, also the result of informal interviews will cover the qualitative part. The informal interview consists of pre-determined questions that some answers have been analyzed by graphs and the last part of interview was the open discussion that ascertain what values the interviewees counts in today’s identification designs and what challenges or improvements they believe for future of personal identification. Last part is the future works and conclusion. The result of empirical study was applied on new technologies like RFID, Mobile identification and Biometrics, to investigate whether new identification tools and techniques cover the challenges on today’s identification and what future works they might need to focus on.
This thesis starts with thinking about the problems of the today’s identification; why we need to carry dozens of different magnetic cards, bunches of keys, or memorizing many digital pins and pass code? To do the study, I observed people at shopping and traveling to find out what and how people interact with tools, what are their behaviors, experiences, or reactions when they need to approve their identity. and what problems they encounter. Informal discussion with designers was the next step of empirical study. The analysis over collected data guided us into problems in today’s identifications: ‘Foreground activity’, ‘Diversity of tools and interactions’, ‘security’, ‘trust’ and ‘being economical’. Last section of the thesis is the investigating on current designs; RFID can be good solution for pervasive identification if the security and privacy of people respected. Mobile will be an inevitable part of every design in future. However, mobile phone designers should think about diversity of interface layouts that may be a barrier for unified identification interactions. Biometrics also seems the inevitable part of future of identification. Apart from technology, social engagement and supports, especially in terms of privacy is one of the most noticeable concerns. Information forensics, and level of awareness should be specified before the benefits of pervasive identifications threaten people’s privacies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 54 p.
Personal Identification, Ubiquitous Computing, HCI, Triangulation
Computer Science Human Computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-3485Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivex904205C0AA292F08C12574B0007284FFOAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-3485DiVA: diva2:830793
Svensson, Marcus Sanchez