Bridging Location-based Data with Mobile Practices Introducing a Framework for Mobile User-Studies

Johanna Meurer, Julian Dax, Martin Stein, Thomas Ludwig, Volker Wulf
Increasingly, mobile services are using location-based information provided by GPS sensors. Especially HCI research deals with a growing interest in how people make sense of location-based information while on the move. Mobile user-studies can help to address this black box and provide the opportunity to combine location-based data with context related content of the mobile practices being performed. In this study, we address this relationship and ask how spatial information should be
more » ... should be visualized in order to explore mobile contexts. We conducted a qualitative study to learn about the usage and interpretation forms of spatial information and further translated these findings into a basic framework for mobile user-studies, concluding with an evaluation.