Emerging Perspectives on the Design, Use, and Evaluation of Mobile and Handheld Devices

Emerging Perspectives on the Design, Use, and Evaluation of Mobile and Handheld Devices

Joanna Lumsden (School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, UK)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: July, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 334
ISBN13: 9781466685833|ISBN10: 1466685832|EISBN13: 9781466685840|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8583-3


Human-computer interaction is a growing field of study in which researchers and professionals aim to understand and evaluate the impact of new technologies on human behavior. With the integration of smart phones, tablets, and other portable devices into everyday life, there is a greater need to understand the influence of such technology on the human experience.

Emerging Perspectives on the Design, Use, and Evaluation of Mobile and Handheld Devices is an authoritative reference source consisting of the latest scholarly research and theories from international experts and professionals on the topic of human-computer interaction with mobile devices. Featuring a comprehensive collection of chapters on critical topics in this dynamic field, this publication is an essential reference source for researchers, educators, students, and practitioners interested in the use of mobile and handheld devices and their impact on individuals and society as a whole.

This publication features timely, research-based chapters pertaining to topics in the design and evaluation of smart devices including, but not limited to, app stores, category-based interfaces, gamified mobility applications, mobile interaction, mobile learning, pervasive multimodal applications, smartphone interaction, and social media use.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • App Stores
  • Category-Based Interfaces
  • Gamified Mobility Applications
  • Mobile Interaction
  • Mobile Learning
  • Pervasive Multimodal Applications
  • Smartphone Interaction
  • Social Media Use

Reviews and Testimonials

International scholars and applied researchers in computer science, information science, engineering, technology, human-computer interaction, and media informatics report on the latest work in mobile and handheld devices. The first section of the book is devoted to the design and use of mobile devices. Topics in this section include standards for VoiceXML in pervasive multimodal applications, category-based interfaces for mobile search, and developing gamified mobility applications. Section 2 addresses evaluation of mobile devices, with discussion of mobile social media use, mobile data capture methods across multiple domains, and smartphone interaction with public displays. Black and white screenshots are included throughout.

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Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) 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.