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Working Overtime: Patterns of Smartphone and PC Usage in the Day of an Information Worker
 

Summary: Working Overtime: Patterns of Smartphone and PC
Usage in the Day of an Information Worker
Amy K. Karlson1
, Brian R. Meyers1
, Andy Jacobs1
, Paul Johns1
, Shaun K. Kane2
1
Microsoft Research, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052, USA
{karlson, brianme, andyj, pauljoh}@microsoft.com
2
The Information School, DUB Group, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
skane@u.washington.edu
Abstract. Research has demonstrated that information workers often manage
several different computing devices in an effort to balance convenience,
mobility, input efficiency, and content readability throughout their day. The
high portability of the mobile phone has made it an increasingly valuable
member of this ecosystem of devices. To understand how future technologies
might better support productivity tasks as people transition between devices, we
examined the mobile phone and PC usage patterns of sixteen information

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle
Kane, Shaun K. - Department of Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences