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Enabling the Use of Context in Interactive Applications Anind K. Dey

Summary: Enabling the Use of Context in Interactive Applications
Anind K. Dey
College of Computing & Graphics, Visualization, & Usability Center
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332­0280
Context is an important, yet poorly understood and poorly
utilized source of information in interactive computing. It
will be of particular importance in the new millennium as
users move away from their desktops and into settings
where their contexts are changing rapidly. Context is diffi­
cult to use because, unlike other forms of user input, there
is no common, reusable way to handle it. As a result, con­
text­aware applications have been built in an ad hoc man­
ner, making it difficult to build new applications or evolve
existing ones. In this research, we are examining the re­
quirements of context­aware applications, building a tool­


Source: Abowd, Gregory D. - College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences