Pascoe, J. and Morse, D.R. and Ryan, N.S. (1998) Developing Personal Technology for the Field. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 2 . pp. 28-36. ISSN 1617-4909 (Print) 1617-4917 (Online).
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This paper is concerned with developing personal computing aids for the mobile fieldworker. A description of mobile computing and context-aware technology is given, suggesting how hand-held computing devices that are aware of various factors of their userís environment (such as location) could be helpful. In particular, the concept of a stick-e note is introduced as a general-purpose context-aware technology that we have developed. The needs of fieldworkers and the suitability of stick-e note technology to their tasks is addressed, and a number of areas where stick-e note technology could help are identified. The design of a prototypical sticke-e note system that attempts to meet these needs is introduced and an account given of an extensive trial of this prototype in assisting in a behavioural study of giraffe in Kenya.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||mobile computing, context awareness, ecology, archaeology, fieldwork|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
|Depositing User:||Mark Wheadon|
|Date Deposited:||25 Aug 2009 15:30|
|Last Modified:||25 Aug 2009 15:30|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21622 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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