Mobile Life: A Research Foundation for Mobile Services

Holmquist, Lars Erik and Höök, Kristina and Juhlin, Oskar and Waern, Annika (2007) Mobile Life: A Research Foundation for Mobile Services. In: Proceedings of the 6th Global Mobility Roundtable, 1-2 June 2007, Los Angeles, California.



The telecom and IT industry is now facing the challenge of a second IT-revolution, where the spread of mobile and ubiquitous services will have an even more profound effect on commercial and social life than the recent Internet revolution. Users will expect services that are unique and fully adapted for the mobile setting, which means that the roles of the operators will change, new business models will be required, and new methods for developing and marketing services have to be found. Most of all, we need technology and services that put people at core. The industry must prepare to design services for a sustainable web of work, leisure and ubiquitous technology we can call the mobile life. In this paper, we describe the main components of a research agenda for mobile services, which is carried out at the Mobile Life Center at Stockholm University. This research program takes a sustainable approach to research and development of mobile and ubiquitous services, by combining a strong theoretical foundation (embodied interaction), a welldefined methodology (user-centered design) and an important domain with large societal importance and commercial potential (mobile life). Eventually the center will create an experimental mobile services ecosystem, which will serve as an open arena where partners from academia and industry can develop our vision an abundant future marketplace for future mobile servíces.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:2657
Deposited By:Vicki Carleson
Deposited On:16 Apr 2008
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