Representation of self-reported information usage during mobile field studies
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This paper presents two representations of data arising out of an exploratory diary study of mobile behaviour. They were developed as user centred tools for analysing and communicating situated, self-reported data and understanding environmentally immersed actions of mobile users. The Information Flow Chart (IFC) focuses on use of environmental information and decision making. The Contextual Information Map (CIM) depicts spatial activity data. The representations were used to help understand navigation behaviour during the study. Based on this experience, we believe they can assist efficient analysis and presentation of contextual information and develop into useful tools for developers of mobile technologies.
The complete reference:
Axup, J., Bidwell, N. and Viller, S. (2004). "Representation of self-reported information usage during mobile field studies: Pilots & Orienteers 2" Accepted, To be presented at OzCHI 2004: SUPPORTING COMMUNITY INTERACTION: POSSIBILITIES AND CHALLENGES, Wollongong Australia.