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First Conference on HCI for Mobile Devices

Glasgow University (21st - 22nd May 1998)

This was a two day conference arranged by the Glasgow Interactive Systems Team of Glasgow University led by Prof Chris Johnson. 14 papers were presented in a single stream, almost all of them by British academics. Henk, PhilN and JimBR attended the conference on behalf of our wearables group.

Many speakers focussed on the HCI problems that come with designing interfaces for mobile devices and called for "better models" to describe mobile scenarios. However, our favourite papers were less theoretical and more practical, describing real systems and offering pragmatic, example solutions to HCI and engineering issues. The best two papers:

The main value of this conference was the opportunity to meet other people active in the field:

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