International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI)

International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI)

Editor-in-Chief: Joanna Lumsden (Aston University, UK)
Published Quarterly. Est. 2009.
ISSN: 1942-390X|EISSN: 1942-3918|DOI: 10.4018/IJMHCI
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The International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI) brings together a comprehensive collection of research articles from international experts on the design, evaluation, and use of innovative handheld, mobile, and wearable technologies. This journal will also consider issues associated with the social and/or organizational impacts of such technologies. Emerging theories, methods, and interaction designs are included and complemented with case studies, which demonstrate the practical application of these new ideas.

Topics Covered

  • Case studies and/or reflections on experience on experience (e.g. descriptions of successful mobile user interfaces, evaluation set-ups, etc.)
  • Context-aware/context-sensitive mobile application design, evaluation, and use
  • Design methods/approaches for mobile user interfaces
  • Ethical implications of mobile evaluations
  • Field-based evaluations and evaluation techniques
  • Gestural interaction techniques for mobile technologies
  • Graphical interaction techniques for mobile technologies
  • Issues of heterogeneity of mobile device interfaces/interaction
  • Lab v. field evaluations and evaluation techniques
  • Lab-based evaluations and evaluation techniques
  • Mobile advanced training application design, evaluation, and use
  • Mobile assistive technologies design, evaluation, and use
  • Mobile commerce application design, evaluation, and use
  • Mobile HCI lab design/set-up
  • Mobile healthcare application design, evaluation, and use
  • Mobile interactive play design, evaluation, and use
  • Mobile learning application design, evaluation, and use
  • Mobile technology design, evaluation, and use by special (needs) groups (e.g. elderly, children, and disabled)
  • Multimodal interaction on mobile technologies
  • Non-speech audio-based interaction techniques for mobile technologies
  • Other emerging interaction techniques for mobile technologies
  • Other related issues that impact the design, evaluation, and use of mobile technologies
  • Speech-based interaction techniques for mobile technologies
  • Tactile interaction techniques for mobile technologies
  • Technology acceptance as it relates to mobile technologies
  • User aspects of mobile privacy, security, and trust
  • User interface architectures for mobile technologies
  • User interface migration from desktop to mobile technologies
  • Wearable technology/application and interaction design, evaluation, and use


The primary objective of the International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (JMHCI) is to provide comprehensive coverage and understanding of the issues associated with the design, evaluation, and use of mobile technologies. This journal focuses on human-computer interaction related to the innovation and research in the design, evaluation, and use of innovative handheld, mobile, and wearable technologies in order to broaden the overall body of knowledge regarding such issues. IJMHCI also considers issues associated with the social and/or organizational impacts of such technologies.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Reviews and Testimonials

Mobile devices are one of the most accessible, transformative technologies that we have created, and they have had a rapid worldwide impact. Thus, a journal dedicated to the study of how they are used, how we perceive them, what systems we envisage creating, supporting or supplementing with them, and how they are altering our perceptions of communication, computation, interaction, and technology is both timely and interesting.

– Russell Beale, University of Birmingham, UK

The International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction is a very valuable asset for researchers working in the mobile area. Before this journal came into existence, relevant references were scattered across so many journals and conferences that it was difficult to ensure that one had the best and most recent. That problem has thankfully been solved!

– Gitte Lindgaard, Carleton University, Canada


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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Joanna Lumsden (PhD) is a senior lecturer/researcher in the School of Engineering & Applied Sci­ences at Aston University (Birmingham, UK) where she also manages the Aston Interactive Media (AIM) Lab. Prior to moving to Aston University in 2009, Joanna was a researcher with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the designer and lab manager for a state-of-the-art mobile human computer interaction (HCI) evaluation lab within the NRC facility. Joanna is also an adjunct professor with the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of New Brunswick (Canada). She obtained her BSc in software engineering (Hons) from the University of Glasgow (Scotland, 1996), where she also later achieved her PhD in HCI in 2001. Her research interests and expertise are mainly in mobile HCI and associated evaluation techniques. She has served on program committees for several international HCI/general computer science conferences and was also editor of the Handbook of Research on User Interface Design and Evaluation for Mobile Technology.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Stephen Brewster, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Matt Jones, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Anne Kaikkonen, Etnoteam, Finland
Jesper Kjeldskov, Aalborg University, Denmark
Jakob Nielsen, Nielsen Norman Group, United States
Fabio Paternò, National Research Council, Italy
Associate Editors
Lynne Baillie, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Russell Beale, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Gary Burnett, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mark Dunlop, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Antti Pirhonen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Janet Read, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
Mikael Skov, Aalborg University, Denmark
Mikael Wiberg, Umeå University, Sweden
Editorial Review Board
Julio Abascal, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Thomas Alexander, Fraunhofer-FKIE, Germany
Nikolaos Avouris, University of Patras, Greece
Regina Bernhaupt, Ruwido, Austria
Riccardo Berta, University of Genoa, Italy
Jose L. Contreras-Vidal, University of Houston, United States
Andrew Crossan, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Gavin Doherty, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Parisa Eslambolchilar, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Tiong-Thye Goh, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Yinni Guo, Intel Labs, United States
Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University, Ireland
Lilit Hakobyan, Aston University, United Kingdom
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Eija Kaasinen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Eiman Kanjo, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Stephen Kimani, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
Vanja Kljajevic, University of Memphis, United States
Hendrik Knoche, Aalborg University, Denmark
Fabrizio Lamberti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Hyowon Lee, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Philip Legg, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Rock Leung, SAP Canada's Academic Research Center, Canada
Simon Lui, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore, Singapore
Hongying Meng, Brunel University (West London), United Kingdom
Alexander Mertens, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Manas Mittal, UC Berkeley, United States & Intuit Inc, United States
Michael O'Grady, University College Dublin, Ireland
Gregory O'Hare, University College Dublin, Ireland
Jeni Paay, Aalborg University, Australia
Gianluca Paravati, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Shaolin Qu, Michigan State University, United States
Andrea Sanna, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Giuseppe Santucci, DIS - University of Rome, Italy
Daniyar Sapargaliyev, Almaty Management University, Kazakhstan
Christopher Schlick, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Andrew Sears, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Sabine Seymour, Moondial & Fashionable Technology Research Consortium, Austria
Katie Siek, Indiana University, United States
Alexander Sievert, German Sport University Cologne, Germany
Jan Stage, Aalborg University, Denmark
Jan Willem Streefkerk, TNO Defense, Security, and Safety, Netherlands
Kai Tuuri, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Martina Ziefle, RWTH Aachen University, Germany