computing on the move

Handheld Devices

Research Directions

We are actively working on novel interaction techniques and technologies involving mobile, handheld computers. This includes:
  • Improving web searching and browsing on small screens.
  • Mobile phone interfaces.
  • Support for "background" information seeking - a more laid-back approach to search.
  • Skim reading of documents on handhelds.
  • Travel information access via PDAs and WAP.
meeting notes taken offline on a PDA accessing search results offline on a PDA

For more information, see some of our papers below.


Selected Publications

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  • Luz, S., and Masoodian, M. (2003): "Collaborative Meeting Content Visualisation on Handheld Devices". Proceedings of HCI International '03, 10th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Crete, Greece, 22-27 June.

  • Masoodian, M., and Lane, N.(2003): "An Empirical Study of Textual and Graphical Travel Itinerary Visualization using Mobile Phones". Proceedings of AUIC 2003, The fourthAustralasian User Interface Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 4-7 February p 11-18.

  • Buchanan, G., Jones, M. & Marsden, G. (2002): "Exploring Small Screen Digital Library Access with the Greenstone Digital Library". Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, Rome, Italy, September, p 583-596.

  • Jones M., Buchanan, G. & Thimbleby, H. (2002): "Sorting out searching on small screen devices". Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Mobile HCI, Pisa, Italy, September 2002, pp 81-94.

  • Masoodian, M., and Lane, N. (2002): "MATI: A System for Accessing Travel Itinerary Information using Mobile Phones". Proceedings of HCI '02, The 16th British HCI Group Annual Conference London, UK, 2-6 September, p 267-280.

  • Buchanan G., Jones M., Thimbleby H., Farrant S. and Pazzani M.(2001): "Improving mobile Internet usability" in Proceedings of the Web 2001 Conference, Hong Kong, p 673-680.

  • Marsden, G. & Jones, M. (2001): "Ubiquitous Computing and Cellular Handsets - are menus the best way forward?" in South Africa Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT2001) Pretoria, South Africa.

  • Masoodian, M., and Lane, N. (2001): "Access to Personal Travel Itinerary Information Using Mobile Phones". Proceedings of OzCHI '01, The CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Perth, Australia, 20-22 November, p 90-95.

  • Masoodian, M., and Lane, N. (2001): "Mobile Access to Travel Itinerary Information". Abridged Proceedings of HCI International '01, 9th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, New Orleans, USA, 5-10 August, p 332-334.

  • Jones, M. and Buchanan, G (2000): "Search Interfaces for handheld Web browsers", in Poster Proceedings 9th Worldwide Web conference, Amsterdam, Holland p 86-87.

  • Masoodian, M., and Luz, S.(2000):"Heterogeneous Client-Server Architecture for a Virtual Meeting Environment". Proceedings of PDP '2000, 8th Euromicro Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Processing, Rhodos, Greece, 19-21 January, p 67-74.

  • Jones, M., Marsden, G., Mohd-Nasir, N. and Boone, K. (1999): "Improving web interaction in small screen displays", Computer Networks 31(1999) p 1129-1137

  • Jones M., Marsden, G., Mohd-Nasir, N., and Buchanan, G. (1999): "A site based outliner for small screen Web access" in Poster Proceedings 8th World Wide Web conference, Toronto, Canada, p 156-157.

  • Jones M., Mohd-Nasir, N., and Buchanan, G., (1999): "Evaluation of WebTwig - a site outliner for handheld Web access" in International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing, Karlsrhue, Germany, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1707, p 343-345.

  • del Galdo, E., Gough, P., Jones, M., Noble, R. and Stenton, P. (1998): "A new user interface metaphor for mobile personal technologies", in Adjunct Proceedings, British Computer Society People and Computers (BCS HCI), Sheffield, UK.

For more publications by this group see our publications page.


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