Andersson & Keller (2010) Harness Mobility: Managing the Off-Task Property


Technological advancements in mobile computing and wireless networks open up to new applications and new user-groups in the mobile workforce However, a considerable part of the mobile workforce, such as e g drivers or healthcare staff, is chiefly performing other tasks than interacting with their computers As a result. they are not able to pay attention to computer interaction, making them mainly off computer tasks The aim of the paper is to develop a design theory to manage off-task situations in mobile computing Interviews were performed with developers of an information system comprising mobile devices for drivers From the interviews, a design of an artifact and a design theory based on a strategy to automate routine administration task using place awareness is presented The eight components of IS design theory by Gregor and Jones is applied as a theoretical framework

Citation Bo Andersson, Christina Keller (2010). Harness Mobility: Managing the Off-Task Property. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6105 LNCS, pp. 258–269. DOI

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BibTex entry for this article:

author = {Andersson, Bo and Keller, Christina},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-13335-0_18},
isbn = {3642133347},
issn = {03029743},
journal = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
pages = {258--269},
title = {{Harness Mobility: Managing the Off-Task Property}},
volume = {6105 LNCS},
year = {2010}

Key ideas


Design Theory, Location Awareness, Mobile Information Systems, Mobile Users, Off-Task, On-Task