Persson, Per and Fagerberg, Petra (2002) GeoNotes: a real-use study of a public location-aware community system. [SICS Report]
Much of context-aware application research has dealt with the technical aspects of context capturing and how to interpret the context of a user. Little effort, however, has been spent on the experience and usage of these systems. This paper describes a real-use study of a location-aware community system - GeoNotes. Over the one-month trial, 78 users published 283 information items connected to indoor and outdoor places. Users found present people, synchronous situations and activities more interesting to tag than physical objects. Chat turned out to be the major activity in the system. In finding new notes at a place, users found the number of comments pivotal. GeoNotes was conceptualized in terms of newsgroup and IM applications. Implications for design are discussed.
|Item Type:||SICS Report|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||location-aware computing, community system|
|Deposited By:||Vicki Carleson|
|Deposited On:||29 Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2009 16:04|
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