Context-aware application design at SAAB Automobile: An interpretational perspective
Journal article, 2007

Context-aware applications promise to be receptive to the environments in which they are used. However, it is still unclear if context-aware applications can capture the complexity of social context. To date, most context-aware applications exclude the human component in producing contextual understanding. To address this problem, this paper outlines an action research study at a car manufacturer that aimed at developing an interpretational perspective for context-aware application design. This perspective provides a useful lens with which to understand the interaction between users and context-aware applications in co-producing contextual understanding. The paper also outlines the practical insights gained throughout this action research.


Carl Magnus Olsson

University of Gothenburg

Ola Henfridsson

Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application

Vol. 9 1 25-42

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Computer and Information Science

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