Readings' list

Tom Moran, and Paul Dourish, Introduction to this Special Issue on Context-aware Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, 16(2-4), 2001.

Introduction to a Special Issue on Context-Aware Computing

Pervasive Computing:

Computation is now packed in a variety of devices.
Computation is moving beyond personal devices.
This present a lot of challenges for designers.

Context-aware computing

Context is related to communication. By carefully embedding computing into the context of our lived activities, it can serve us with minimal effort on our part.
Context: refers to the physical and social situation in which computational devices are embedded.

One goal of context-aware computing is to acquire and utilize information about the context of a device to provide services that are appropriate to the people, place, time, events, etc.
The research issue is figuring out how to get context to work in practice.