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Place-Its: A Study of Location-Based Reminders on Mobile Phones

  • Timothy Sohn
  • Kevin A. Li
  • Gunny Lee
  • Ian Smith
  • James Scott
  • William G. Griswold
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3660)

Abstract

Context-awareness can improve the usefulness of automated reminders. However, context-aware reminder applications have yet to be evaluated throughout a person’s daily life. Mobile phones provide a potentially convenient and truly ubiquitous platform for the detection of personal context such as location, as well as the delivery of reminders. We designed Place-Its, a location-based reminder application that runs on mobile phones, to study people using location-aware reminders throughout their daily lives. We describe the de-sign of Place-Its and a two-week exploratory user study. The study reveals that location-based reminders are useful, in large part because people use location in nuanced ways.

Keywords

Global Position System Mobile Phone Ubiquitous Computing Reminder Application Wearable Computing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy Sohn
    • 1
  • Kevin A. Li
    • 1
  • Gunny Lee
    • 1
  • Ian Smith
    • 2
  • James Scott
    • 3
  • William G. Griswold
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaSan Diego, La JollaUSA
  2. 2.Intel ResearchSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Intel ResearchCambridgeUK

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