Indexical interaction design for context-aware mobile computer systems

Jesper Kjeldskov, Jeni Paay
2006 Proceedings of the 20th conference of the computer-human interaction special interest group (CHISIG) of Australia on Computer-human interaction: design: activities, artefacts and environments - OZCHI '06  
This paper presents findings from a current research project focusing on challenges of interaction design for context-aware mobile computer systems. These challenge are approached from a novel perspective on contextawareness; by exploiting knowledge about the user's context to create indexical user interfaces that carry a major part of their meaning implicitly through the settings in which they are used, thus reducing the need for explicit information representation cluttering the limited
more » ... real estate of mobile devices. The project aims at creating a theoretical foundation for future research into interaction design with context-aware mobile computer systems and to develop the concept of indexicality as an interaction design principle for such systems. Achieving this, we are conducting a theoretical as well as a technical stream of research involving field studies into the context of mobile computer system use and experimental design, implementation and evaluation of prototype systems.
doi:10.1145/1228175.1228191 dblp:conf/ozchi/KjeldskovP06 fatcat:pum4kflxzvgkrab3yznmhxylc4