Demand around the clock:time use and data demand of mobile devices in everyday life

Widdicks, Kelly Victoria and Bates, Oliver Emile Glaves and Hazas, Michael David and Friday, Adrian John and Beresford, Alastair (2017) Demand around the clock:time use and data demand of mobile devices in everyday life. In: CHI '17 Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, pp. 5361-5372. ISBN 9781450346559

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Abstract

Motivated by mobile devices’ growing demand for connectivity, and concern in HCI with the energy intensity and sustainability of networked services, in this paper we reveal the impact of applications on smartphones and tablets in terms of network demand and time use. Using a detailed mixed methods study with eight participants, we first provide an account of how data demand has meaning and utility in our participants’ social practices, and the timing and relative impacts of these. We then assess the scale of this demand by drawing comparison between our fine-grained observations and a more representative dataset of 398 devices from the Device Analyzer corpus. Our results highlight the significant categories of data demanding practice, and the identification of where changes in app time and duration of use might reduce or shift demand to reduce services’ impacts.

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Additional Information: ©The Authors, 2017. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in CHI '17 Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025730
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 84104
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 19 Jan 2017 15:08
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2019 10:24
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/84104

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