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Mobile Wikipedia: A Case Study of Information Service Design for Chinese Teenagers

  • Jia Zhou
  • P. L. Patrick Rau
  • Christoph Rohmer
  • Jie Zhou
  • Christophe Ghalayini
  • Felix Roerig
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6767)

Abstract

This study applied User Centered Design in mobile service design. First, an interview was conducted to analyze needs of teenagers. Chinese teenagers desire more information about daily life and more interaction between users. Second, based on the results of the interview, a low fidelity prototype was develped. To evaluate the design, teenagers participated in the second interview and told its pros and cons. Finally, refinement was made and a high fidelity prototype was ready. This prototype combined both Wikipedia and the query-based interaction. Results of this study have reference value for practitioners to involve target users into development process of information service.

Keywords

Chinese teenagers Wikipedia mobile phone information service User Centered Design 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jia Zhou
    • 1
  • P. L. Patrick Rau
    • 1
  • Christoph Rohmer
    • 1
  • Jie Zhou
    • 1
  • Christophe Ghalayini
    • 1
  • Felix Roerig
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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