Living the good life : how content providers can better conceptualize the content requirements of the ubiquitous technology user
Sullivan, Joanne, Scheepers, Rens and Middleton, Catherine 2008, Living the good life : how content providers can better conceptualize the content requirements of the ubiquitous technology user, in ACIS 2008 : Creating the future : transforming research into practice : Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS, [Christchurch, New Zealand], pp. 949-958.
Content provision via ubiquitous technology platforms such as smart mobile phones and personal digital assistants raises interesting practical and research challenges. Many current theoretical frameworks and models are based on assumptions which may not necessarily be valid in the case of ubiquitous technologies, which users employ in a variety of contexts and for different reasons. In this research-in-progress paper we explore how content providers can better conceptualize the content requirements of ubiquitous technology users. We introduce the principle of Continuous Quality of Life Optimization as a theoretical concept to understand the content requirements of these users. We put forth a number of propositions to guide further research and provide details about our own research approach, in which we are exploring ubiquitous content provision from the perspective of content providers.
Field of Research
089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences