Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Alan F. Smeaton
Gareth J. F. Jones
Barry Lavelle
Daragh Byrne

Subjects

Journalism & Mass Media

Topics
friendly name bluetooth mobile computing mobile phones communication and interaction social communication telecommunication computer mediated communication

Bluetooth friendly names: bringing classic HCI questions into the mobile space (2007)

Abstract 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.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering: Telecommunication
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Adaptive Information Cluster (AIC)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres

Full list of authors on original publication

Alan F. Smeaton, Gareth J. F. Jones, Barry Lavelle, Daragh Byrne

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Alan F. Smeaton
Dublin City University
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Gareth J. F. Jones
Dublin City University
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Daragh Byrne
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 57