Designing an Ambient Interaction Model for Mobile Computing

  • Jonas Elslander
  • Katsumi Tanaka
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8530)


In this paper, we advocate and propose a new interaction model for mobile computing by positioning ambient notifications central to both the user experience and the operating system interface design process. We suggest a model that visually replaces applications as current first digital citizens in mobile operating systems by a modular stream based notification center. In order to do so, we define the general layers that make up the dynamics of the current as well as the proposed mobile computing experience. We conclude and demonstrate the benefits and areas of improvement of our newly proposed paradigm: an ambient mobile interaction model.


Methodology design HCI big data application interface interaction notification ambient push pull social context discovery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonas Elslander
    • 1
  • Katsumi Tanaka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social Informatics Graduate School of InformaticsKyoto UniversityJapan

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