Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction Humain-Machine

Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction

Pearly UIs for Cloud Computing: First Experience in Health Care IT

In Cloud Computing and Digital Media: Fundamentals, Techniques, and Applications. pages 303-324. 2014.

Laure Martins-Baltar, Yann Laurillau, Gaëlle Calvary

Kuan-Ching Li, Qing Li, Timothy K. Shih (Eds.)


The emergence of utility computing such as Cloud Computing makes the current desktop metaphor outdated. There is a need to open the desktop so that to, in addition to classical data, also consider actors and tasks as well as their relationships. This paper proposes the concept of “Pearl” for both denoting and representing socially augmented data. It describes a health care prototype, and reports a qualitative evaluation that confirms the innovation and relevance of the concept.