Identifying user requirements for a mobile terminal centric ubiquitous computing architecture

Eija Kaasinen, Marketta Niemelä, Timo Tuomisto, Pasi Välkkynen, Vladimir Ermolov

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    Abstract

    System level solutions affect many properties of ubiquitous applications and thus also user experience. That is why user point of view should guide the design of mobile architectures although the users will see them indirectly, via the applications. The paper describes our approach in identifying user requirements for a ubiquitous computing architecture that facilitates mobile applications sensing their environment. The sensing is based on wireless connectivity to tags and sensors in the environment. We illustrated a representative set of future applications as scenarios and proof-of-concepts and evaluated them with potential users. Scenarios were analyzed to identify generic use cases and to understand the implications of the user feedback on the architecture. Our experiences show that user requirements for system level solutions can be identified with this approach. We identified several requirements for the architecture dealing with user interaction, wireless measurements, context awareness, taking applications into use and ethical issues.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Workshop on System Support for Future Mobile Computing Applications
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages9-16
    ISBN (Print)0-7695-2729-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Workshop on System Support for Future Mobile Computing Applications, FUMCA 2006 - Irvine, United States
    Duration: 17 Sep 2006 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Workshop on System Support for Future Mobile Computing Applications, FUMCA 2006
    CountryUnited States
    CityIrvine
    Period17/09/06 → …

    Keywords

    • ubiquitous computing
    • architecture
    • user requirements
    • usability
    • user acceptance
    • tags
    • sensors

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