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Breadcrumbs of interaction: situating personal information management
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Media Production.
IT-University, Göteborg .
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the 5th Nordic conference on Human-computer interaction: building bridges, ACM , 2008, 266-273 p.Conference paper, (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM , 2008. 266-273 p.
Series
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, Vol. 358
Keyword [en]
Personal Information Management, ethnography, laptop
National Category
Information Science
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-1740ISBN: 978-1-59593-704-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-1740DiVA: diva2:241240
Available from: 2009-10-01 Created: 2009-10-01 Last updated: 2015-06-01Bibliographically approved
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1. Being Multisituated: Characterizing laptoping in networked situations
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Being Multisituated: Characterizing laptoping in networked situations
2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

During the last 30 years mobile IT has gone from being an exotic ingredient to an everyday artifact. This thesis presents an ethnographic study of laptop use in a university setting. The thesis concludes that it is no longer enough to describe the use of portable IT as an activity in its own right, i.e. using a laptop computer as an activity similar to reading a book or writing an essay. Additionally, describing a person as merely a user of digital technology fails to capture the intervowennessbetween the technology, situation, person and other actors. In order to find more nuanced answers about laptop use the thesis discuss what characterize the use of laptops in everyday life. With support from Actor-Network Theory, the Interaction Order and Experiential computing the thesis explores the hybrid combination of a person-laptop. The contribution is a framework of the driving forces behind the laptoper’s everyday activities. Additionally a model of the networked situation is presented, that uncovers the effects of the laptoper over time, that is, the laptoping process. The contribution is a framework with key characteristics and typified interactions where the multisituated and network dimensions are understood as fundamental elements of hybrid interaction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: University of Gothenburg, 2015. 72 p.
Series
Gothenburg Studies in Informatics, ISSN 1400-74147 ; 47
Keyword
Laptoping, laptoper, interaction order, actor-network theory, networked situation, multisituationism.
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7632 (URN)978-91-982069-2-0 (ISBN)
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Available from: 2015-06-01 Created: 2015-06-01 Last updated: 2015-06-01Bibliographically approved

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