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Desktop Computing as Paradigm: Hidden Assumptions that Suppress Mobile Information Technology
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Computing & Information Technology (IJCIT), ISSN 0974-696X, Vol. 1, no 2, 33-50 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, it is argued that what we think of as information technology in support ofmobility is related to and draws on traditional ideas of desktop computing in a multitudeof ways. A key argument made is that these dependencies are not only beneficial anddesirable-in terms of user familiarity, recognition, acceptance, and a supposedly steeperlearning curve-but also carry with them restrictions and hidden assumptions that indifferent ways come to suppress mobility. Through an analysis inspired byphenomenological inquiry, this paper sets out to recognize some of the interactionalassumptions and dependencies that mobile information technology holds in relation tothe desktop computer, and which currently suppress mobility.

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Serials Publication , 2010. Vol. 1, no 2, 33-50 p.
Keyword [en]
Mobility, paradigm, desktop computer, phenomenology
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Information Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-81675OAI: diva2:657529
Available from: 2013-10-20 Created: 2013-10-20 Last updated: 2013-11-19Bibliographically approved

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