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Digital face of the city: Application of NFC in contextualized and personalized data access to urban environment
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Near Field Communication (NFC) approach may be seen as a perspective way to improve user experience of quick data access with mobile devices to various services (secure payments, information exchange between users, etc.) in a city. This thesis concerns the topic of challenges which may be faced by interaction designers using this approach for creating a context-aware mobile solution for personalized data access in service-intensive urban environments. This research is based on considerations from researches, which explored which mobile information needs in particular seemed to be relevant for a modern user. Moreover, affordances and design blends concept are discussed in this work through a prism of the human-computer interaction in a city. ‘Research through design’ concept allowed performing the investigation of the given problem, starting from a user research, followed by prototyping an alternative solution and after - user evaluation of the prototype. Finally, a critical overview of the performed research gives suggestions for further improvement of the project.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informatik Student Paper Master (INFSPM), SPM 2016.25
Keyword [en]
Mobile information needs, user-centered approach, NFC, research through design, affordances, urban informatics
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-122527OAI: diva2:939519
Educational program
Master's Programme in Human-Computer Interaction
Available from: 2016-06-20 Created: 2016-06-20 Last updated: 2016-06-20Bibliographically approved

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