Using mobility as a conceptual framework for informing the design of mobile ICT for construction professionals
online resourceposted on 24.05.2007, 08:14 by Val Mitchell, Andrew May, Sarah L. Bowden, Tony Thorpe
This paper illustrates how the concept of mobility can be used to consider how contextual factors shape user requirements for mobile ICT. The spatial, temporal and contextual mobility of construction professionals is described based on fieldwork conducted within the UK. A distinction between the mobility of workers when they are operating remotely within a geographically distributed team and when they are working cooperatively with others co-located on site is reported. The implications of this finding are discussed in relation to the mobile ICT needs of construction professionals.