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Article:Usability Aspects in Pervasive Computing: Needs and Challenges

by Abdul Wahab Muzaffar, Farooque Azam, Hina Anwar, Ali Saeed Khan
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 32 - Number 10
Year of Publication: 2011
Authors: Abdul Wahab Muzaffar, Farooque Azam, Hina Anwar, Ali Saeed Khan
10.5120/3946-5279

Abdul Wahab Muzaffar, Farooque Azam, Hina Anwar, Ali Saeed Khan . Article:Usability Aspects in Pervasive Computing: Needs and Challenges. International Journal of Computer Applications. 32, 10 ( October 2011), 18-24. DOI=10.5120/3946-5279

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author = { Abdul Wahab Muzaffar, Farooque Azam, Hina Anwar, Ali Saeed Khan },
title = { Article:Usability Aspects in Pervasive Computing: Needs and Challenges },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { October 2011 },
volume = { 32 },
number = { 10 },
month = { October },
year = { 2011 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 18-24 },
numpages = {9},
url = { https://ijcaonline.org/archives/volume32/number10/3946-5279/ },
doi = { 10.5120/3946-5279 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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Abstract

Computing is generally a combination of tools and technologies, which we may broadly refer to as software, hardware, connectivity, protocols and standards. In the recent years, mobile industry has experienced a phenomenal growth in mobile computing also known as pervasive computing. The field of pervasive computing is painting the picture of future as this is the most needed and sought after technology of tomorrow. The high demand for mobility and ubiquity has set a stage for the wide spread use of pervasive computing. In the past few decades the focus of the technology has shifted from technology perspective to utility and usability perspective and one may safely deduce that technology is more social and people oriented. Usability is a general concern that is more related to how humans efficiently and effectively utilize the solutions and applications offered on top of computing platforms. Usability concern becomes more critical when one comes to the world of pervasive computing. The aim of this paper is to review and analyze the existing literature in usability of in different applications from two aspects, i.e. needs and challenges. Furthermore critical success factors and concepts associate with the above mentioned metrics are identified and categorized under different views. A model is proposed to categorize usability characteristics.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

HCI SDLC Pervasive Computing Ubiquitous Computing PC Needs Challenges