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Smartphones på arbetsplatsen: En studie av smartphones påverkan på effektivitet och välmående bland yrkesverksamma människor
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In todays society IT in general and the Internet in particular are given elements in people´s everyday lives, and smartphones has come to be a big part of those elements. This study focuses on how the use of Smartphones in particular influences the individuals in their working environment, and how this use influence the efficiency and the well-being of said individuals.  To answer our research question regarding how said use comes to effect the efficiency and the well-being for proffesionals in their working environment we have used data from qualitative interviews who is enriched by a short initial diary study. This data has then been analyzed using the Affinity Diagrams Technique, leading to four central themes emerging from the data. The results show that smartphone use at work comes with both positive and negative effects; efficiency increased through the use of smartphones due to the great versatility that comes with the technology, while in terms of well-being issues of stress emerged. It was concluded that even though some degree of stress comes with the use of smartphones in the workingplace, the benefits from being such a powerful and versatile tool clearly outweigh the disadvantages derived from increased stress levels.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 31 p.
Informatik Student Paper Bachelor (INFSPB), 2014.28
Keyword [en]
smartphones, hci
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-90251OAI: diva2:726581
Educational program
Programme in Behavioural Analysis of IT-Environments
2014-06-05, MA176, 13:15 (Swedish)
Available from: 2014-06-18 Created: 2014-06-18 Last updated: 2014-06-18Bibliographically approved

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