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Mobile Computing in the Context of Calm Technology
May/June 2010 (vol. 12 no. 3)
pp. 14-17
Jinan Fiaidhi, Lakehead University, Canada
Wes Chou, US Department of Defense
Joseph Williams, Microsoft

Today, mobile technology is carrying us through an era of widespread ubiquitous computing toward a new relationship with calm technology. This technology is characterized by embedding most of the computation in the periphery, letting users decide what information should be at the center of their attention. The articles in this special issue offer tips for implementing a calm mobile environment.

1. M. Weiser, "The Computer for the 21st Century," Scientific American, Sept. 1991, pp. 94–100; www.ubiq.com/hypertext/weiserSciAmDraft3.html .
2. A. Tugui, "Calm Technologies in a Multimedia World," ACM Ubiquity, vol. 5, no. 4, 2004; www.acm.org/ubiquity/viewsv5i4_tugui.html .

Index Terms:
information technology, mobile/wireless
Citation:
Jinan Fiaidhi, Wes Chou, Joseph Williams, "Mobile Computing in the Context of Calm Technology," IT Professional, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 14-17, May-June 2010, doi:10.1109/MITP.2010.93
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