Title: A member interface approach to a mobile virtual community of practice

Authors: Jalal Kawash

Addresses: University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4, Canada

Abstract: We introduce a new user interface approach for mobile community members, which is geared towards turning ubiquitous wireless handheld devices to community enablers. Our approach consists of an eXtensible Markup Language (XML)-based language to specify the functionality of the user interface and client-side interpreters that execute the interface. We present two prototype implementations.

Keywords: collaboration; mobile virtual communities; usability; user interfaces; finite state machines; eXtensible Markup Language; XML; web based communities; online communities; communities of practice.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWBC.2009.025218

International Journal of Web Based Communities, 2009 Vol.5 No.3, pp.446 - 461

Published online: 16 May 2009 *

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