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Make Yourself at Phone / Simon Robinson; Jennifer Pearson; Thomas Reitmaier; Shashank Ahire; Matt Jones

Pages: 1 - 12

Swansea University Author: Jones, Matt

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DOI (Published version): 10.1145/3173574.3173981

Abstract

We present APPropriate -- a novel mobile design to allow users to temporarily annex any Android device for their own use. APPropriate is a small, cheap storage pod, designed to be easily carried in a pocket or hidden within clothing. Its purpose is simple: to hold a copy of the local content an owne...

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ISBN: 978-1-4503-5620-6
Published: 2018
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa48579
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Abstract: We present APPropriate -- a novel mobile design to allow users to temporarily annex any Android device for their own use. APPropriate is a small, cheap storage pod, designed to be easily carried in a pocket or hidden within clothing. Its purpose is simple: to hold a copy of the local content an owner has on their mobile, liberating them from carrying a phone, or allowing them to use another device that provides advantages over their own. Picking up another device when carrying APPropriate transfers all pertinent content to the borrowed device (using local no-cost WiFi from the APPropriate device), transforming it to give the impression that they are using their own phone. While APPropriate is useful for a wide range of contexts, the design was envisaged through a co-design process with resource-constrained emergent users in three countries. Lab studies and a subsequent deployment on participants' own devices identified key benefits of the approach in these contexts, including for security, resource sharing, and privacy.
College: College of Science
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End Page: 12