Adopting Mobile Internet? Findings from a Study on Mobile Internet Services Using a User Centred Perspective

University essay from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Institutionen för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap; Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Institutionen för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap

Abstract: In this master thesis we investigate Mobile Internet with the help of a user perspective and discuss the problems of Mobile Internet today. As the Internet revolution evolves into the Mobile Internet revolution the need for usable and desirable wireless services is increasing. Designing web based services for mobile devices and mobile users is significantly different than designing web based services for desktop use. Not only are there differences in the underlying technology but also, and perhaps most important, in the way people use the services. Our main purpose in this thesis is to investigate the occurrence of Mobile Internet from a user’s perspective, to present a definition of Mobile Internet and provide a deeper understanding of the phenomenon. The main objective is to present a theoretical framework regarding Mobile Internet usage and to investigate which user related factors to consider when developing services adapted for mobile use.

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