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CHAPTER 4

Shapeshifting

Convergence and Multidevice Experiences

What Is Convergence?

70

Convergence and Mobility

72

What Is a Device Ecosystem?

76

Mutual Reconfiguration and Multidevice Experiences

82

Identifying Ecosystem Relationships Through Participatory Design

85

Creating Experiences That Scale

90

Mobile Web Site, Web App, or Native App?

98

Summary

103

Expert Interview: Stephanie and Bryan Rieger

104

Shapeshifting—a theme common in fairy tales and folklore—is an idea that has held my imagination since childhood. Whether it was the Wonder Twins transforming into their appropriate animal/water duo that would save the day or the regular guy who turned into a savage werewolf at the sight of a full moon, the idea that a person ...

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