Mobile user experience has gained momentum as a significant area of research in recent years. This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area.
Chapter proposals due May 30, 2012. To be published by IGI Global
INTRODUCTION - Mobile user experience (UX) has gained momentum as a significant area of research in recent years. The emergences of mobile human-computer interaction (HCI) as a separate, unique field in HCI discipline with diverse academic activities and body of literature supports this idea. Although mobile devices allow users to stay connected anytime anywhere, diverse user groups still suffer from usability issues caused by the design of mobile interfaces and the limitations of mobile devices (Kaikkonen, 2009). Although the mobile HCI community is trying to create and adapt research methods, tools, and infrastructure for mobile-specific challenges and opportunities (Kjeldskov and Stage, 2004), there is still a limited number of studies on mobile UX, which addresses both researchers and professionals that work in the field of mobile HCI. Secondly, it is not so difficult to observe that the product managers in the sector of mobile communication often ignore usability issues and UX processes because of time and budget limitations. However, when it comes to delivering innovation on mobile devices, new philosophies, researches, and approaches should be taken into consideration.
OBJECTIVE - This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area. By including cutting-edge empirical studies and live cases from the professional sector, it intends to prepare a reference book for the mobile human-computer interaction community that will reveal key mobile user experience issues with solid data and guidelines and will support innovative mobile UX design processes.