Assessing Use Intention and Usability of Mobile Devices in a Hybrid Environment

  • Spyros Veronikis
  • Giannis Tsakonas
  • Christos Papatheodorou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6966)

Abstract

During the last decades many information providers, such as libraries, have been collecting, organizing and delivering information in both print and digital format, forming a hybrid information environment. However, exploration of a hybrid information environment does not result in a unified seeking experience, which exploits most effectively the available resources. This paper aims to identify the main factors that influence the adoption of wireless, mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) as a means of integrating the information seeking process in hybrid environments. Therefore it presents a prototype system and an evaluation study that provides an insight about the services design.

Keywords

Digital library evaluation interaction mobile devices 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Acock, A.C.: A Gentle Introduction to Stata, 2nd edn. Stata Press (2008)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Aittola, M., Ryhänen, T., Ojala, T.: Smartlibrary – location-aware mobile library service. In: Chittaro, L. (ed.) Mobile HCI 2003. LNCS, vol. 2795, pp. 411–416. Springer, Heidelberg (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Buchanan, G., Pearson, J.: An architecture for supporting rfid-enhanced interactions in digital libraries. In: Lalmas, M., Jose, J., Rauber, A., Sebastiani, F., Frommholz, I. (eds.) ECDL 2010. LNCS, vol. 6273, pp. 92–103. Springer, Heidelberg (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Buchanan, G.R.: The fused library: integrating digital and physical libraries with location-aware sensors. In: Proc. of 10th JCDL, pp. 273–282. ACM, New York (2010)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Jones, M.L.W., Rieger, R.H., Treadwell, P., Gay, G.K.: Live from the stacks: user feedback on mobile computers and wireless tools for library patrons. In: Proc. of the 5th ACM Conf. on Digital libraries, pp. 95–102. ACM, New York (2000)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Lin, H.X., Choong, Y.Y., Salvendy, G.: A proposed index of usability: a method for comparing the relative usability of different software systems. Behavior and Information Technology 16(4-5), 267–277 (1997)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Lin, H.T., Lin, C.F., Yuan, S.M.: Using RFID guiding systems to enhance user experience. The Electronic Library 27(2), 319–330 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Mäkelä, K., Belt, S., Greenblatt, D., Häkkilä, J.: Mobile interaction with visual and rfid tags: a field study on user perceptions. In: Proc. of Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 991–994. ACM, New York (2007)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Ryan, C., Gonsalves, A.: The effect of context and application type on mobile usability: an empirical study. In: Proc. of 28th ACSC, pp. 115–124. Australian Computer Society, Inc. (2005)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Satpathy, L., Mathew, A.P.: Rfid assistance system for faster book search in public libraries. In: CHI 2006 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, CHI EA 2006, pp. 1289–1294. ACM, New York (2006)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Stoica, G.A.: An architecture to support context-aware mobile applications. Phd, University of Patras (2010)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Theng, Y.L., Tan, K.L., Lim, E.P., Zhang, J., Goh, D.H.L., Chatterjea, K., Chang, C.H., Sun, A., Yu, H., Dang, N.H., Li, Y., Vo, M.C.: Mobile G-portal supporting collaborative sharing and learning in geography fieldwork: an empirical study. In: Proc. of 7th JCDL, pp. 462–471. ACM, New York (2007)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Venkatesh, V., Davis, F.D.: A theoretical extension of the technology acceptance model: Four longitudinal field studies. Management Science 46(2), 189–207 (2000)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Venkatesh, V., Morris, M.G., Davis, G.B., Davis, F.D.: User acceptance of information technology: Toward a unified view. MIS Quarterly 27(3), 425–478 (2003)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Veronikis, S., Gavrilis, D., Zoutsou, K., Papatheodorou, C.: Using handhelds to search in physical and digital information spaces. In: Proc. of 2nd Int. Conf. on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies, pp. 225–230. IEEE CS, Los Alamitos (2008)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Spyros Veronikis
    • 1
  • Giannis Tsakonas
    • 1
    • 2
  • Christos Papatheodorou
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Archives and Library SciencesIonian UniversityCorfuGreece
  2. 2.Library and Information CenterUniversity of PatrasGreece
  3. 3.Digital Curation Unit, IMIS“Athena” Research CenterAthensGreece

Personalised recommendations