Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. 5th International Conference, MobiCASE 2013, Paris, France, November 7-8, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Towards User Interface Components for Dashboard Applications on Smartphones

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-05452-0_2,
        author={Marcus Homann and Vassilena Banova and Paul Oelbermann and Holger Wittges and Helmut Krcmar},
        title={Towards User Interface Components for Dashboard Applications on Smartphones},
        proceedings={Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. 5th International Conference, MobiCASE 2013, Paris, France, November 7-8, 2013, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBICASE},
        year={2014},
        month={6},
        keywords={Mobile BI Smartphone Dashboard User Interface Pattern User Interface Component Business Intelligence},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-05452-0_2}
    }
    
  • Marcus Homann
    Vassilena Banova
    Paul Oelbermann
    Holger Wittges
    Helmut Krcmar
    Year: 2014
    Towards User Interface Components for Dashboard Applications on Smartphones
    MOBICASE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-05452-0_2
Marcus Homann1,*, Vassilena Banova1,*, Paul Oelbermann1,*, Holger Wittges1,*, Helmut Krcmar1,*
  • 1: Technische Universität München
*Contact email: marcus.homann@in.tum.de, vassilena.banova@in.tum.de, paul.oelbermann@in.tum.de, holger.wittges@in.tum.de, krcmar@in.tum.de

Abstract

Aim of this paper is to identify common functionalities of dashboard applications on smartphones. The findings are used to design reusable user interface components in order to improve the development activities for such applications. In order to identify common functionalities twelve existing dashboard applications for smartphones from different vendors were analyzed. The findings are illustrated using an UML use-case diagram. A grouping of different use-cases represents the foundation for the proposed reusable user interface components. The components are described using a structured format based on user interface patterns. The findings revealed that the analyzed dashboard applications offer similar functionalities that were categorized by ten use-cases. The groups of functionality were used to design seven user interface components that could be reused in future developments. An implementation of the proposed components for the iPhone revealed that the components are feasible.