Mobile information management : investigating paces of interaction using mobile devices
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Mobile computing, by necessity, introduces its own paradigm of interaction and design complexities. Rather than trying to re-create miniature desktop systems, designers should focus on creating mobile software: software that can tolerate intermittent connectivity and does not require full cognitive focus from the user. But once users have information on their mobile devices, what do they do with it? How do they work with it? How do they search for information while mobile? In this dissertation we introduce the concept of laid-back interaction to handle the user's varying attention levels as they use the mobile device with in their every-day working world.