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Bluetooth friendly names: bringing classic HCI questions into the mobile space

Byrne, Daragh and Lavelle, Barry and Jones, Gareth J.F. and Smeaton, Alan F. (2007) Bluetooth friendly names: bringing classic HCI questions into the mobile space. In: HCI 2007 - The 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference, 3-7 September 2007, Lancaster, UK.

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We explore the use of Bluetooth friendly names within the mobile space. Each Bluetooth-enabled device possesses a short string known as a 'friendly name' used to help identify a device to human users. In our analysis, we collected friendly names in use on 9,854 Bluetooth-enabled devices over a 7-month period. These names were then classified and the results analysed. We discovered that a broad range of HCI themes are applicable to the domain of Bluetooth friendly names, including previous work on personalisation, naming strategies and anonymity in computer mediated communication. We also found that Bluetooth is already being used as a platform for social interaction and communication amongst collocated groups and has moved beyond its original intention of file exchange.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bluetooth; friendly name; mobile phones; mobile computing;
Subjects:Engineering > Telecommunication
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
Research Initiatives and Centres > Adaptive Information Cluster (AIC)
Publisher:British Computer Society
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Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland, SFI 03/IN.3/I361, Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology
ID Code:343
Deposited On:13 Mar 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 13 Jan 2017 11:25

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