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Characterizing the Context of Use in Mobile Work

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Work Interaction Design. Work Analysis and Interaction Design Methods for Pervasive and Smart Workplaces
Subtitle of host publication4th IFIP 13.6 Working Conference, HWID 2015, London, UK, June 25-26, 2015, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages167
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-27048-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-27047-0
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventWorking conference on human work interaction design -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


ConferenceWorking conference on human work interaction design
Period1/01/00 → …


The context of use has been widely acknowledged as important when designing and evaluating systems for work related activities. This paper describes in case of mobile news making the synthesized findings on the context of use. Findings are categorized to five components and nineteen subcomponents and characterized with examples from our studies. The presented findings validate a previously presented model for context of use in mobile HCI, extend it, and elaborate the definitions for the components. The presented elaborated model can be applied by academics and practitioners in development, research and evaluation activities from identifying requirements to evaluating systems for mobile work. Findings support understanding what circumstances and how they can contribute to user experience and acceptance of designed systems.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • human-computer interaction, human-technology interaction, work, mobile work, CONTEXT, context of use, journalism, smartphone, news, news making

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