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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2004)|
|Place of Publication||Berlin, Germany|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Oct 2004|
- context-aware computing
- user centred design