Uncovering traces of mobile practices: 'the bag study'

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Robertson, Toni, Kan, Melanie, Sadler, Kirsten and Hagen, Penny (2005) Uncovering traces of mobile practices: 'the bag study'. In: OZCHI 2005: citizens online: considerations for today and the future, Canberra, Australia, 21-25 November 2005. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series . Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG), Narrabundah, ACT.


Other book title: "OZCHI '05 Proceedings of the 17th Australia conference on Computer-Human Interaction: Citizens Online: Considerations for Today and the Future". This study addresses everyday human practices in order to inform our thinking around the design of technology to support human mobility and mobile device use. Building on traditional ethnographic techniques, we investigated the contents of people's bags, seeking traces of planning, decision making and other social practices that people rely on to construct and maintain relations between particular mobile objects and their particular mobile lives. The research contributes to the development of novel methods for researching mobile practices and its initial findings question assumptions about information use and storage, and about the personalisation of mobile device and services.

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/24540
Official URL http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1108441
ISBN 1595932224
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Keywords mobile technology, research methods, ethnography, practice
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