Wireless World: Social and Interactional Aspects of the Mobile Age

Overview

Despite the massive growth of mobile technologies, very little research has been done on how these technologies influence human interaction. Most of the published work in this area focuses on technological aspects and not on the social implications the technology is having on society. This book aims to fill this gap by providing an overview of these issues. It identifies the major trends, discusses the main claims made about the mobile age, and looks at issues which affect design, usability and evaluation. This ...

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Overview

Despite the massive growth of mobile technologies, very little research has been done on how these technologies influence human interaction. Most of the published work in this area focuses on technological aspects and not on the social implications the technology is having on society. This book aims to fill this gap by providing an overview of these issues. It identifies the major trends, discusses the main claims made about the mobile age, and looks at issues which affect design, usability and evaluation. This unique look at the mobile age provides many interesting and important insights and will appeal to anyone designing, testing, or studying mobile devices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852334772
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 11/15/2001
  • Series: Computer Supported Cooperative Work Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Studying the Use of Mobile Technology.- 2. The Mutable Mobile: Social Theory in the Wireless World.- 3. Who's Watching Whom? Monitoring and Accountability in Mobile Relations.- 4. The Region as a Socio-Technical Accomplishment of Mobile Workers.- 5. Mobile Communications in the 21st Century City.- 6. Seeing the "Rules": Preliminary Observations of Action, Interaction and Mobile Phone Use.- 7. Local Use and Sharing of Mobile Phones.- 8. Running and Grimacing: The Struggle for Balance in Mobile Work.- 9. Blurring the Boundaries: Cell Phones, Mobility, and the Line between Work and Personal Life.- 10. Welcome to the Wireless World: Problems Using and Understanding Mobile Telephony.- 11. Framing Mobile Collaborations and Mobile Technologies.- 12. Exploring the Relationship between Mobile Phone and Document Activity During Business Travel.- 13. Usability of Portable Devices: The Case of WAP.- 14. The Mobile Interface: Old Technologies and New Arguments?

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