FRAMES A Framework for Adaptable Mobile Event-Contingent Self-report Studies

  • Julian Dax
  • Thomas LudwigEmail author
  • Johanna Meurer
  • Volkmar Pipek
  • Martin Stein
  • Gunnar Stevens
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9083)


With the emergence of smart, sensor-equipped mobile devices, the gathering and processing of data concerning the everyday lifestyles of the people using these devices has become a matter of course within the field of HCI. New standards in mobile technologies provide new opportunities for empirical studies, which allow researchers to explore people’s everyday lives unobtrusively. Furthermore, mobile, sensor-based approaches enhance empirical studies by automatically recognizing events of interest such as the arrival at specific locations. In this paper we describe how end-user development can be used to empower researchers without technical expertise to adjust their empirical studies to the individual dynamics of daily life. To do so, we implemented and evaluated the framework ‘FRAMES’ that allows researchers to flexibly specify and adopt mobile event-contingent self-report studies. The evaluation shows the potential of our framework for spontaneous customizations of the study without the need for redeployment or modification of the application.


Self-report End-user development Mobile devices Complex event processing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julian Dax
    • 1
  • Thomas Ludwig
    • 1
    Email author
  • Johanna Meurer
    • 1
  • Volkmar Pipek
    • 1
  • Martin Stein
    • 1
  • Gunnar Stevens
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Information SystemsUniversity of SiegenSiegenGermany

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