A research framework for the smartphone-based contextual study of mobile knowledge work

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Research units

  • University of Turku
  • University of Helsinki


We present an initial research framework for the contextual study of mobile knowledge work that combines automatic, objective data collection from smartphone sensors with subjective participant self-reported data possibly complemented with researcher conducted interviews. The framework shows how raw sensor data, contextual information inferred from the sensor data, both in real-time and post hoc, can be used in tandem with smartphone administered questionnaires and post hoc in-depth interviews to study mobile knowledge work. We evaluate the framework by reporting some early experiences from a pilot study of mobile knowledge work.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign, User Experience, and Usability
Subtitle of host publicationUser Experience Design for Diverse Interaction Platforms and Environments - Third International Conference, DUXU 2014, Held as Part of HCI Int. 2014, Proc.
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 22 Jun 201427 Jun 2014
Conference number: 3

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume8518 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability
Abbreviated titleDUXU

    Research areas

  • context-awareness, mobile data collection, mobile knowledge work, mobile sensing, smartphone-based research

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