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Title:Searching for an Agile Approach to Methods and Methodology in the Mobile Arena
Author(s):Pointon, Matthew
Subject(s):information models
information behavior
mobile informatics
cognitive modelling
user experience design
user testing
field testing
Abstract:This paper describes an investigation into the synthesis of user information behavior models and technological models of mobile computing to provide a new approach to smart/mobile user testing. Smartphone take-up has exploded growing faster than any consumer technology in history. This technology has altered the way we communicate and has become a key source of information that has surpassed email as the core communication mechanism (Naughton, 2012). To design tests for mobile applications that are workable and useful to a Smartphone user there needs to be an appreciation of the many situations and contexts. Tests need to consider different technological configurations and environments, ignoring these factors could have serious implications on use and device interaction. It has been noted that many mobile testing practices "lack the realism" (Kjeldskov & Stage, 2004). With a field evolving rapidly researchers are developing new test methods and adapting existing ones to support these technological advancements. These methods need to be continually challenged to support the mobile development community.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Pointon, M. (2014). Searching for an Agile Approach to Methods and Methodology in the Mobile Arena. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 998 - 1001). doi:10.9776/14341
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:english
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/47373
DOI:10.9776/14341
Other Identifier(s):341
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28


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