Towards a framework for ubiquitous computing technologies: Analyzing users' values using value focused thinking approach

Jungwoo Lee, Min Sun Kim

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Abstract

Using the value focused thinking(VFT) approach, twenty two in-depth interviews were conducted eliciting the interviewees' underlying values in using ubiquitous computing technologies. Nineteen values/objectives were successfully elicited: five fundamental objectives that users fundamentally value in ubiquitous computing and fourteen means and objectives leading to these fundamental objectives. The findings suggest that research frameworks currently cited in ubiquitous computing literature may largely fit with users' value structure while current technological developments are focused more on the supply side perspective. Technological development may need some course corrections linking towards the demand side perspective of ubiquitous computing technologies. A means-end network of value objectives in ubiquitous computing is presented at the end. This value network may be useful as a guideline for technological development and provide a basis for appropriate business service model development for ubiquitous computing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Applications for Software Engineering, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity - International Conferences, ASEA and DRBC 2012, Held in Conjunction with GST 2012, Proceedings
Pages452-457
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov 29
Event2012 International Conference on Advanced Software Engineering and Its Applications, ASEA 2012, and the 2012 International Conference on Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, DRBC 2012, Held in Conjunction with GST 2012 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2012 Nov 282012 Dec 2

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume340 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Other

Other2012 International Conference on Advanced Software Engineering and Its Applications, ASEA 2012, and the 2012 International Conference on Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, DRBC 2012, Held in Conjunction with GST 2012
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period12/11/2812/12/2

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  • Mathematics(all)

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Lee, J., & Kim, M. S. (2012). Towards a framework for ubiquitous computing technologies: Analyzing users' values using value focused thinking approach. In Computer Applications for Software Engineering, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity - International Conferences, ASEA and DRBC 2012, Held in Conjunction with GST 2012, Proceedings (pp. 452-457). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 340 CCIS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35267-6_60