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The influence of indoor spatial context on user information behaviours


Ren, Yongli; Tomko, Martin; Ong, Kevin; Bai, Yuntian Brian; Sanderson, Mark (2014). The influence of indoor spatial context on user information behaviours. In: ECIR’14 Information Access in Smart Cities Workshop (i-ASC 2014), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 13 April 2014 - 13 April 2014.

Abstract

Through analysing a large data set of Web logs collected at a shopping mall, this study shows that the indoor spatial context significantly influences the information contents users search for and access on the Web. Specifically, this study shows that (1) at different locations of a large-scale in-door retail space, users tend to access different kinds of Web pages; (2) at indoor locations with similar context, users tend to request similar Web pages. These findings support a range of research questions in the context of information behaviour research, from a fresh understanding of mobile Web usage in indoor spaces to new applications of mobile surfing that matches users’ dynamic indoor spatial context.

Through analysing a large data set of Web logs collected at a shopping mall, this study shows that the indoor spatial context significantly influences the information contents users search for and access on the Web. Specifically, this study shows that (1) at different locations of a large-scale in-door retail space, users tend to access different kinds of Web pages; (2) at indoor locations with similar context, users tend to request similar Web pages. These findings support a range of research questions in the context of information behaviour research, from a fresh understanding of mobile Web usage in indoor spaces to new applications of mobile surfing that matches users’ dynamic indoor spatial context.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Event End Date:13 April 2014
Deposited On:03 Feb 2015 18:59
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:51
Publisher:ECIR
Additional Information:Workshop Proceedings, published online
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://dcs.gla.ac.uk/workshops/iASC2014/iASC2014_proceedings_v1.0.pdf
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-105606

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