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Participant experiences of mobile device-based diary studies

Sun, Xu; Golightly, David; Cranwell, Jo; Bedwell, Benjamin D.; Sharples, Sarah


Assistant Professor

David Golightly

Jo Cranwell

Benjamin D. Bedwell


Mobile device-based diary studies have potential as contextual data capture methods that address the limitations of the traditional paper-based diary method. While there have been a number of studies that demonstrate the power of the mobile device-based diary approach, there is less known about participants’ experience of such studies. This paper presents three cases of mobile data capture to bring together user experiences of participating in diary studies and discuss how this can be fed into the design of methodology.


Sun, X., Golightly, D., Cranwell, J., Bedwell, B. D., & Sharples, S. (2013). Participant experiences of mobile device-based diary studies. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction, 5(2), doi:10.4018/jmhci.2013040104

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2013
Publication Date Apr 30, 2013
Deposit Date Oct 20, 2017
Journal International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction
Print ISSN 1942-390X
Electronic ISSN 1942-3918
Publisher IGI Global
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 2
Keywords Contextual Data Capture; Diary Study; Mobile Applications; Mobile Devices; User Experience
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