Select and apply:understanding how users act upon objects across devices

Simeone, Adalberto and Chong, Ming Ki and Sas, Corina and Gellersen, Hans (2015) Select and apply:understanding how users act upon objects across devices. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 19 (5-6). pp. 881-896. ISSN 1617-4909

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Abstract

As our interactions increasingly cut across diverse devices, we often encounter situations where we find information on one device but wish to use it on another device, for instance, a phone number spotted on a public display but wanted on a mobile. We conceptualize this problem as Select & Apply and contribute two user studies where we presented participants with eight different scenarios involving different device combinations, applications and data types. In the first, we used a think-aloud methodology to gain insights on how users currently accomplish such tasks and how they ideally would like to accomplish them. In the second, we conducted a focus group study to investigate which factors influence their actions. Results indicate shortcomings in present support for Select & Apply and contribute a better understanding of which factors affect cross-device interaction.

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Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
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73337
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Deposited On:
09 Apr 2015 08:45
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Yes
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Published
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22 Apr 2020 03:26