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Towards a user-centric and multidisciplinary framework for designing context-aware applications

Bradley, N.A. and Dunlop, M.D. (2004) Towards a user-centric and multidisciplinary framework for designing context-aware applications. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2004). Springer, Berlin, Germany.

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Abstract

Research into context-aware computing has not sufficiently addressed human and social aspects of design. Existing design frameworks are predominantly software orientated, make little use of cross-disciplinary work, and do not provide an easily transferable structure for cross-application of design principles. To address these problems, this paper proposes a multidisciplinary and user-centred design framework, and two models of context, which derive from conceptualisations within Psychology, Linguistics, and Computer Science. In a study, our framework was found to significantly improve the performance of postgraduate students at identifying the context of the user and application, and the usability issues that arise.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 2553
Keywords: context-aware computing, user centred design, usability, Electronic computers. Computer science
Subjects: Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
Department: Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
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Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2007
Last modified: 24 Jul 2015 07:56
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2553

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