Accentuated Factors of Handheld Computing

Bo Andersson, Stefan Henningsson

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    The recent years of rapid development of mobile technologies creates opportunities for new user-groups in the mobile workforce to take advantage of in-formation systems (IS). However, to apprehend and harness these opportunities for mobile IS it is crucial to fully understand the user group and the mobile tech-nology. In this paper we deductively, from previous research on aspects on mobili-ty, 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
    Publication date2011
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    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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