Most of the research conducted on electronic calendar systems has focused on desktop-based groupware calendar systems. These systems have gained popularity in especially larger corporations. A key downside of these systems has been the lack of mobility; the mobile needs of the users have been poorly catered for by e.g. print-outs from the calendar system or traditional paper calendars, which must then be manually âsynchronizedâ�? to the groupware calendar when back at the desktop. Mobile digital calendars offer groupware calendar systems a mobile component, and can also be used as stand-alone tools. The usage of specifically mobile digital calendars has to my knowledge been studied very little.
The research questions in my line of research are as follows:
1. Do current mobile digital calendars meet knowledge workersâ, especially managersâ, time management needs in a satisfactory way?
2. How could the mobile digital calendar tools be improved to better support knowledge workersâ time management needs?