We present a revisitation analysis of smartphone use to investigate the question: do smartphones induce usage habits? We analysed three months of application launch logs from 165 users in naturalistic settings. Our analysis reveals distinct clusters of applications and users which share similar revisitation patterns. However, we show that much of smartphone usage on a macro-level is very similar to web browsing on desktops, and thus argue that smartphone usage is driven by innate service needs rather than technology characteristics. On the other hand, on a micro-level we identify unique characteristics in smartphone usage, and we present a simplistic model that accounts for 92% in the variability of our smartphone use.
|Title of host publication||UbiComp 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Sep 2015|
- Department of Computer Science - Senior Lecturer
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