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Development of User Interfaces for Mobile, Context-aware Agenda Tools
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Diverging from traditional agenda tools, comes Activity Ace which explores the closest vicinity of the hosting mobile device and responds the activity the user wants to be reminded of. In this thesis we investigate in and mobility means and moreover what evaluation methods exists Ace is used by typing down the activity you want to be reminded of and attaching to it a situational description built of metadata and Boolean conditions. The application will trigger the reminder i.e. the activity to be reminded of when the situational description matches with the device's closest vicinity. Amongst many, we found that core features of a contextaware applications consists of what contextawarenessfor these kinds of applications. Activitypresentation, automatic execution of a service  and misconceptions used in mobility rhetoric such as Furthermore we have learned that usability evaluation methods, therein cooperative evaluation methods provide qualitative information on the design and functionality thus prove to be suitable in evaluation of these kind of applications. By reflecting on these issues, we can better understand the role of contextawareness and mobility in an agenda tool such as Activity Ace. tagging of context to information for later retrieval. We have also clarified commonaccess, any time, anywhere.

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, UMNAD, 827
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-32420OAI: diva2:303139

Available from: 2010-03-30 Created: 2010-03-11 Last updated: 2010-03-30Bibliographically approved

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