|Alan Dix||Tom Rodden, Nigel Davies, Jonathan Trevor, Adrian Friday, Kevin Palfreyman|
Staffordshire University, UK
|Lancaster University, UK|
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A. Dix, T. Rodden, N. Davies, J. Trevor, A. Friday, K. Palfreyman (1999).
Exploiting space and location as a design framework for interactive mobile systems
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), in press.
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This paper considers the importance of context in mobile systems. It considers a range of context issues and focus on location as a key issue for mobile systems. A design framework is described consisting of taxonomies of location, mobility, population and device awareness. The design framework informs the construction of a semantic model of space for mobile systems. The semantic model is reflected in a computational model built on a distributed platform that allows contextual information to be shared across a number of mobile devices. The framework supports the design of interactive mobile systems while the platform supports their rapid development.
keywords: mobile systems, context information, virtual space, awareness, platform support, shared interaction, design framework, location sensitive applications