Sciweavers

Share
HUC
1999
Springer

The Role of Connectivity in Supporting Context-Sensitive Applications

10 years 3 months ago
The Role of Connectivity in Supporting Context-Sensitive Applications
This paper considers the role of network connectivity in supporting context-sensitive applications. A range of context-sensitive applications are analysed with respect to connectivity. Following this analysis a design space is constructed which enables the positioning of context-sensitive applications depending on their reliance on network connectivity and their reliance on local storage. Further consideration of the role of connectivity is achieved through a study of the GUIDE system which has been developed to provide contextsensitive information to visitors to the city of Lancaster. The current GUIDE system utilises a cell-based wireless network infrastructure to provide both location information and dynamic information to mobile GUIDE units. However, coverage throughout the city is not complete and this raises a number of design implications, including how to maintain a visitor’s trust in the system when outside of cell coverage.
Keith Cheverst, Nigel Davies, Keith Mitchell, Adri
Added 04 Aug 2010
Updated 04 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 1999
Where HUC
Authors Keith Cheverst, Nigel Davies, Keith Mitchell, Adrian Friday
Comments (0)
books