Supporting the Design of Mobile Artefacts for Paper-Based Activities
Current paper-based activities and practices are highly disseminated and intrinsic to our daily lives. Particular cases such as therapeutic and educational procedures, which rely strongly on paper-based artefacts (e.g. questionnaires, forms, manuals) assume special importance due to their critical content. However, their passiveness, limited interactivity, lack of adjustment, among other problems tend to obstruct personalization, hindering efficiency and preventing users from achieving desired goals. This chapter presents a framework that supports an easy and flexible design of tailored digital artefacts for mobile devices. The artefacts can be adjusted to the users’ needs, providing support to various purposes by coping with and enhancing different procedures. The framework integrates a set of configurable domain-oriented guidelines that aid end-users through the creation of their personalized artefacts. It has been validated through two case studies by providing support to mobile learning and by offering means to achieve ubiquitous cognitive behavioural therapy.
KeywordsMobile Device Design Framework Runtime Environment Input Element Output Element
This work was supported by LaSIGE and FCT, through project JoinTS, through the Multiannual Funding Programme and scholarship SFRH/BD/28165/2006.
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