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Exploiting Space and Location as a Design Framework for Interactive Mobile Systems

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>09/2000
<mark>Journal</mark>ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI)
Issue number3
Number of pages37
Pages (from-to)285-321
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This article considers the importance of context in mobile systems. It considers a range of context-related 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.