RoutineMaker: Towards end-user automation of daily routines using smartphones

Ville Antila, Jussi Polet, Arttu Lämsä, Jussi Liikka

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    Abstract

    People use smartphones in daily activities for accessing and storing information in various situations. In this paper, we present a work in progress for detecting and automating some of these activities. To explore the possible patterns we developed an experimental application to detect daily tasks used by smartphones and analyzed it to provide suggestions for "routines". We conducted a two-week user study with 10 users to evaluate the approach. During the study the application logged the usage patterns, sent information to the server where it was analysed and clustered. The participants could also automate their smartphone tasks using the analysed data. The findings suggest that people would be willing to automatize tasks given that the approach gives flexibility and expressiveness without too much information overload. Future work includes refining the algorithms based on the gathered real-life data and modifying the interaction design to approach the challenges found with the initial study
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PERCOM Workshops 2012
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages399-402
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-0907-3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-0905-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventIEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops - Lugano, Switzerland
    Duration: 19 Mar 201223 Mar 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops
    Abbreviated titlePERCOM Workshops 2012
    Country/TerritorySwitzerland
    CityLugano
    Period19/03/1223/03/12

    Keywords

    • Context-awareness
    • routine detection
    • sensing
    • smartphones
    • task automation

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