Designing for context: usability in a ubiquitous environment

  • Burrell J
  • Treadwell P
  • Gay G
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Freeing users from the desktop is now a practical reality in many environments. The implications for mobility are both far-reaching and under-realized in many of the current scenarios we have seen. Our work has focused on the integration of user input into the iterative design process used to develop a contextually aware application for use in an educational environment. We discuss the design and development of Semaphore, a contextually aware tool for use in wireless networked environments, and the unique opportunities an iterative design process presents for our work.

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  • context-aware computing
  • mobile computing
  • social navigation

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  • Jenna Burrell

  • Paul Treadwell

  • Geri K Gay

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