Human Computer Interaction with a PIM Application: Merging Activity, Location and Social Setting into Context

  • Tor-Morten Grønli
  • Gheorghita Ghinea
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5612)


Personal Information Managers exploit the ubiquitous paradigm in mobile computing technology to integrate services and programs for business and leisure. Recognizing that every situation is constituted by information and events, this context will vary depending on the situation users are in, and the tasks they are about to commit. The value of context as a source of information is highly recognized and for individual dimensions context has been both conceptually described and prototypes implemented. The novelty in this paper is a new implementation of context by integrating three dimensions of context: social information, activity information and geographical position. Based on an application developed for Microsoft Window Mobile these three dimensions of context are explored and implemented in an application for mobile telephone users. Experiment conducted show the viability of tailoring contextual information in three dimensions to provide user with timely and relevant information.


PIM context context-aware Microsoft pocket outlook ubiquitous computing HCI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tor-Morten Grønli
    • 1
  • Gheorghita Ghinea
    • 1
  1. 1.The Norwegian School of Information Technology, Schweigaardsgt. 14, 0185 Oslo, Norway School of Information Systems, Computing and MathematicsBrunel University, UxbridgeLondonUnited Kingdom

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