Analysis and Design of Mobile Collaborative Applications Using Contextual Elements

Authors

  • Rosa Alarcón
  • Luis A. Guerrero
  • Sergio F. Ochoa
  • José A. Pino

Keywords:

Groupware design, context, mobile collaboration, software development

Abstract

Collaborative mobile applications support users on the move in order to perform a collaborative task. One of the challenges when designing such applications is to consider the context where they will execute. Contextualized applications are easy to adopt by the users; unfortunately the design of contextualized tools is not evident. This paper presents a framework of contextual elements to be considered during the conception, analysis and design phases of a mobile collaborative application. This framework supports developers to identify non-functional requirements and part of the architectural design in order to get contextualized applications. The use of this framework is complementary to any structured software process. A framework use example is also presented as an illustration of its applicability.

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Published

2012-01-31

How to Cite

Alarcón, R., Guerrero, L. A., Ochoa, S. F., & Pino, J. A. (2012). Analysis and Design of Mobile Collaborative Applications Using Contextual Elements. COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS, 25(6), 469–496. Retrieved from http://www.cai.sk/ojs/index.php/cai/article/view/354