Context-awareness and Mobile HCI: Implications, Challenges and Opportunities

Xiangang Qin*, Chee Wee Tan, Torkil Clemmensen

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Context-awareness endows mobile devices and services with the capability of interacting with users in an efficient, intelligent, natural and smart fashion. Consequently, context-awareness makes a significant difference to mobile HCI. However, the challenges brought by context-awareness to users of mobile devices are rarely examined in depth. In this paper, previous conceptions of context and their contribution to context-awareness in mobile HCI is scrutinized and a preliminary context-computer interaction (CCI) model is advanced to illustrate the interaction characterized by mobile context-awareness. Furthermore, the paper examines the limitations of information processing models and review alternative models of context. We also address user experience challenges related to the enablement of mobile context-awareness and highlight avenues for future research issues. Specifically, we found that context-awareness has been employed broadly in developing applications and services on mobile platform, has had a huge impact on mobile user experience, and has altered the interaction between humans and computers by giving the latter a more active role to play. The significance of context-awareness in the usage of mobile systems calls for systematic and in-depth appreciation of its impact on mobile HCI.
TitelHCI in Business, Government and Organization : Interacting with Information Systems
RedaktørerFiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Chuan-Hoo Tan
Udgivelses stedCham
ISBN (Trykt)9783319584805
ISBN (Elektronisk)9783319584812
StatusUdgivet - 2017
Begivenhed4th International Conference on HCI in Business, Government and Organizations. HCIBGO 2017 - Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada
Varighed: 9 jul. 201714 jul. 2017
Konferencens nummer: 4


Konference4th International Conference on HCI in Business, Government and Organizations. HCIBGO 2017
LokationVancouver Convention Centre
AndetHeld as Part of HCI International 2017
NavnLecture Notes in Computer Science


  • Context-awareness
  • Mobile HCI
  • User centric


Qin, X., Tan, C. W., & Clemmensen, T. (2017). Context-awareness and Mobile HCI: Implications, Challenges and Opportunities. I F. F-H. Nah, & C-H. Tan (red.), HCI in Business, Government and Organization: Interacting with Information Systems (Bind 1, s. 112-127). Cham: Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Bind. 10293