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Title: Opportunities and challenges for location aware computing in the construction industry
Authors: May, Andrew
Mitchell, Val
Bowden, Sarah L.
Thorpe, Tony
Keywords: Design
Human factors
Construction industry
Location aware computing
User-centred design
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: © The Association for Computing Machinery
Citation: MAY, A. et al (2005). Opportunities and challenges for location aware computing in the construction industry. IN: Tscheligi, M., Bernhaupt, R. and Mihalic, K. (eds.). Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services. New York, NY : The Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 255-258.
Series/Report no.: ACM international conference proceeding series
Abstract: This paper describes the opportunities for location aware computing to enhance information capture and use within the construction industry. The construction industry is characterized as being slow to take up innovative mobile ICT, despite the highly mobile workforce who must collaborate with a range of on and off-site personnel, and make use of large volumes of information. Based on fieldwork and workshop activities within COMIT (a large-scale mobile IT project within the construction industry), the information used within two key business processes – health and safety audits, and site design problem resolution – is outlined, and the opportunities for support by location aware computing discussed. Some potential challenges are also identified, as is the need to understand how to provide real value (as opposed to just information) to the end user.
Description: This is a conference paper
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/2803
ISBN: 9781595930897
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Design School)

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