Accentuated Factors of Handheld Computing

Bo Andersson, Stefan Henningsson

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    The recent years of rapid development of mobile technologies create opportunities for new user groups in the mobile workforce to take advantage of information systems (IS). However, to apprehend and harness these opportunities for mobile IS, it is crucial to fully understand the user group and the mobile technology. In this chapter, we deductively, from previous research on aspects on mobility, synthesize a tentative analytical framework capturing factors accentuated in mobile IS design. We evaluate the framework based on criteria of completeness, distinctiveness and simplicity. Eventually, these two steps develop the framework towards a theoretical contribution as theory for describing handheld computing from a designer’s perspective. Thirteen semi-structured interviews were made and the tentative framework was elaborated and confirmed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInformation Systems Development : Reflections, Challenges and New Directions
    EditorsRob Pooley, Jennifer Coady, Christoph Schneider, Henry Linger, Chris Barry, Michael Lang
    Place of PublicationNew York
    Publication date2013
    ISBN (Print)9781461449508
    ISBN (Electronic)9781461449515
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventInternational Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD 2011) - Edinburgh, Skotland, United Kingdom
    Duration: 24 Aug 201126 Aug 2011
    Conference number: 2011


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD 2011)
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityEdinburgh, Skotland

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