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

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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.

Publication information

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI in Business, Government and Organization : Interacting with Information Systems
EditorsFiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Chuan-Hoo Tan
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)9783319584805
ISBN (Electronic)9783319584812
StatePublished - 2017
Event4th International Conference on HCI in Business, Government and Organizations. HCIBGO 2017 - Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 9 Jul 201714 Jul 2017
Conference number: 4


Conference4th International Conference on HCI in Business, Government and Organizations. HCIBGO 2017
LocationVancouver Convention Centre
AndetHeld as Part of HCI International 2017
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume10293 LNCS

    Research areas

  • Context-awareness, Mobile HCI, User centric

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