Augmenting the city: The design of a context-aware mobile web site

Jesper Kjeldskov, Jeni Paay

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We present the design of "Just-for-Us" - a contextaware web site for mobile devices augmenting the social experience of the city. Informing design, field studies of social groups' situated social interactions were carried out in a new civic space in Melbourne, Australia followed by paper prototyping and implementation of a functional mobile web site. The produced solution augments the city through webbased access to a digital layer of information about people, places and activities adapted to users' physical and social context and their history of social interactions in the city. The system was evaluated in lab and field, validating the fundamental idea but also identifying a number of shortcomings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 Conference on Designing for User eXperience, DUX 2005
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
ISBN (Print)159593250X
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Designing for User eXperience 2005 - San Francisco, United States of America
Duration: 3 Nov 20055 Nov 2005

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


ConferenceConference on Designing for User eXperience 2005
Abbreviated titleDUX 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Francisco
Internet address


  • Context-aware computing
  • Ethnography
  • Handheld devices and mobile computing
  • Web services

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