Because i carry my cell phone anyway

Functional location-based reminder applications

Pamela J. Ludford, Dan Frankowski, Ken Reily, Kurt Wilms, Loren G Terveen

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Abstract

Although they have potential, to date location-based information systems have not radically improved the way we interact with our surroundings. To study related issues, we developed a location-based reminder system, PlaceMail, and demonstrate its utility in supporting everyday tasks through a month-long field study. We identify current tools and practices people use to manage distributed tasks and note problems with current methods, including the common "to-do list". Our field study shows that PlaceMail supports useful location-based reminders and functional place-based lists. The study also sheds rich and surprising light on a new issue: when and where to deliver location-based information. The traditional 'geofence' radius around a place proves insufficient. Instead, effective delivery depends on people's movement patterns through an area and the geographic layout of the space. Our results both provide a compelling demonstration of the utility of location-based information and raise significant new challenges for location-based information distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI 2006
Subtitle of host publicationConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings SIGCHI
Pages889-898
Number of pages10
Volume2
StatePublished - Jul 17 2006
EventCHI 2006: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Apr 22 2006Apr 27 2006

Other

OtherCHI 2006: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period4/22/064/27/06

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Keywords

  • Cell phone
  • Lists
  • Location-based information delivery
  • Location-based reminder
  • PIM
  • Ubiquitous computing

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Ludford, P. J., Frankowski, D., Reily, K., Wilms, K., & Terveen, L. G. (2006). Because i carry my cell phone anyway: Functional location-based reminder applications. In CHI 2006: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings SIGCHI (Vol. 2, pp. 889-898)

Because i carry my cell phone anyway : Functional location-based reminder applications. / Ludford, Pamela J.; Frankowski, Dan; Reily, Ken; Wilms, Kurt; Terveen, Loren G.

CHI 2006: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings SIGCHI. Vol. 2 2006. p. 889-898.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ludford, PJ, Frankowski, D, Reily, K, Wilms, K & Terveen, LG 2006, Because i carry my cell phone anyway: Functional location-based reminder applications. in CHI 2006: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings SIGCHI. vol. 2, pp. 889-898, CHI 2006: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montreal, QC, Canada, 4/22/06.
Ludford PJ, Frankowski D, Reily K, Wilms K, Terveen LG. Because i carry my cell phone anyway: Functional location-based reminder applications. In CHI 2006: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings SIGCHI. Vol. 2. 2006. p. 889-898
Ludford, Pamela J. ; Frankowski, Dan ; Reily, Ken ; Wilms, Kurt ; Terveen, Loren G. / Because i carry my cell phone anyway : Functional location-based reminder applications. CHI 2006: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings SIGCHI. Vol. 2 2006. pp. 889-898
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