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  • 1.
    Aasa, Kirsi
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Wiberg, Görel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Användarmedverkan - något att fundera på?1995Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 2.
    Aasa, Mikael
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Rönde, Mikael
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Sociala relationer i platsrummet och flödesrummet – En studie av vänskaps­relationen över Internet.2001Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 3.
    Abdelki, Fadi
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Kakar, Hasib
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Det digitala gränssnittet i en restaurangverksamhet: En fallstudie om utmaningar och möjligheter när det digitala gränssnittet ersätter det mänskliga gränssnittet2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Digitalization has increased over the past decade and changed our ways of solving problems. Studies have shown that digitalization has made a dramatic change in our lives and it's a huge challenge for government, organization, company and citizens. In about 15 years half of today's job will be disappears and will be replaced by digitalization, automatization and robotization. The purpose of the study is to describe and create an understanding of the new digital service that has been implemented in restaurant businesses, a new way of interaction between customers and company. A literature study has been made to give a fair picture of the theory and interviews with the purpose to gathering new information on how the digital restaurant works and get the knowledge of efficiency in business. Qualitative material has been analyzed and compared to theories from the literature study. The results of the study showed that there is immense difference between the employees view and company view of digital service in restaurant.

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  • 4.
    Abeywickrama, Madawa
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Rosca, Victoria
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Public organizations flying in the cloud: A case study of cloud computing value creation in Moldova central public administration2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    As information technology (IT)  becomes an integral part of society, public sector organizations have witnessed an increasing shift in how they deliver services to citizens. One area of IT that has  contributed to this transformation in service delivery has been in the domain of cloud computing. Extant research  has focused on the  factors related to the  adoption of cloud computing within public sector organizations, however, little is known about how cloud computing creates value in public sector administration. Addressing this, we conduct a case study research on the Moldova central public administration to investigate how cloud computing enhances value in public service delivery. Accordingly, we identify seven ways cloud computing enhances value creation in public administration. Among those values, faster service delivery, transparency and accountability are values rarely highlighted in the previous academic research. Based on our results, we propose solutions that public administration should take into consideration when utilizing cloud computing as a service delivery model.

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  • 5.
    Abraham, Robel
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Saleman, Egal
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Framtidens verktyg för arbetsmiljöarbete: En studie om vilka förutsättningar IT erbjuder verksamheter i deras arbetsmiljöarbete2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The influence and impact that digitalisation have in our society has not gone unnoticed, every aspect of our daily lives have more or less been digitalized so that we can effectively communicate, share and gain information and knowledge through IT solutions. Businesses and organisations are being more effective and efficient by embedding IT solutions as a strategy into their daily work. A particular field that has been stagnant through this revolution is how businesses and organisations manage their workplace environment and the purpose of this study is therefore to shed light on, and contribute with knowledge about, the potential that IT have when it comes to managing organisational occupational health and safety. We look further into a graphical user interface such as dashboard to gain an insight on how it could be used as a tool to monitor progress within occupational health and safety. The methods used in this exploration are integrated approaches which contains both qualitative and quantitative methods, the data was collected through interviews and surveys in a public organisation. The results of the study displays three main concerns which are caused by the lack of systematic approach while working with occupational health and safety. These three concerns are identified as feedback challenges, lack of consistency and absence of appropriate actions. The study further highlights which key factors that need to be successful in order to create and maintain a healthy occupational health and safety. With the result of our study, businesses and organisations can gain an understanding and insight on what type of advantages can be gained by using IT in order to promote a systematic approach while dealing with a challenging task as the workplace environment. 

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  • 6.
    Abrahamsson, Johan
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Sjöberg, Robin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    E-tjänstutveckling ur ett medborgarperspektiv: Att skapa beslutsunderlag baserat på medborgarärendens lämplighet för olika kommunikationskanaler2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Citizens’ interaction with governments is an area with unique implications for channel management. Governments need to take the citizens perspective into further consideration in order to be successful in delivering high-quality e-services. This paper aims to determine if a categorization of citizen-initiated contacts from a citizen-centric perspective can be a valuable basis for decisions regarding e-service development. The study consisted of three steps. The first step was an examination of the existing related literature, which resulted in the uncovering of the most important aspects of citizens channel choice. The second step consisted of an elaboration of a classification based on perceived task characteristics and a subsequent matching of the categories to desirable channel characteristics. The third and final step consisted of an application of the proposed categorization on a content management system containing all citizen-initiated contacts in a Swedish municipality. The application indicated that the proposed categorization could possibly be used to guide investments in e-services towards a channel-appropriate direction.

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  • 7.
    Abrahamsson, Peter
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Jonsson, Roger
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Mangerud, Klas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Digitala betalningar över Internet. Kan något system lyckas?1999Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 8.
    Abramsson, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Pursiainen, Peter
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Sandman, Jonas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Systemutveckling som designarbete – En studie av en systemutvecklingsprocess 2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 9.
    Abramsson, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Sandman, Jonas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Överlever Internet? En granskning av hoten mot Internets infrastruktur2004Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 10.
    Adamsson, Erik
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Johansson, Peder
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Kön, IT och domesticeringsprocessen. 2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 11.
    Adjei, David
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Nilsson, Stina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    From project to practice: Creating conditions for digital healthcare implementation using the CFIR framework2021Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the phenomenal innovations and huge investments in healthcare, it is evident that some digital transformation innovations in the healthcare context fail to meet their desired outcomes. Whilst some researchers argue that this is partly due to ineffective implementation, others argue otherwise. Essentially, there is an outspoken need to evaluate implementation processes, and one way to do so is through the use of an implementation framework, where one such framework showing great potential is the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). By using a qualitative case study through the lenses of the CFIR, the study carries out a summative evaluation and examination of a previously conducted implementation process in a region in the north of Sweden, with the purpose of developing a greater understanding of implementation processes in order to improve patient care, as well as experiences and outcomes of digital transformation implementations. The study successfully identifies factors of both success and challenge in relation to implementation processes, where some of the success factors include the involvement of caregivers in the process and competition of private healthcare providers, whilst some of the challenges include deficient involvement of end-users as well as lack of structure. The study unearths some lessons which can be used as a guide for future implementations within the healthcare context, but also other contexts as well.

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  • 12.
    Adler, Robert
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Eriksson, Andreas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Visuella Effekter Inom Genrespecifik Musikvideoproduktion2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Today almost every artist has a music video. With today’s technology it has become a lot easier for smaller companies or amateur filmers to produce and distribute their work. But how important is an artist’s music video and where do people find their music these days? Other questions we wanted to answer were if there is a typical way a music video looks like based on its genre. And is it possible to break these stereotypical ways of producing music videos and thereby create a higher level of enjoyment from the viewer? Our main idea of achieving this was by the use of visual effects in a genre, which in our opinion usually don’t showcase these types of effects. The genre we decided to work with was singer/songwriter, which we think is one genre that doesn’t typically use visual effects. To back up our opinions we studied a lot of music videos from different genres to really see what was typical for each of them. Furthermore we made a survey to find answers for our questions about people’s views on the importance of a well-made music video and where they watch and find them. After we had found some of our answers we produced a music video, one with, and one without visual effects. We then showed these to a number of people and asked them questions about their opinions. Based on our results from studying different music videos and the surveys we came up with a conclusion. And we can say that using visual effects in a genre were they typically aren’t used is possible and it can enhance a viewers enjoyment of the music video. Although we also found out that it should be done with moderation and in good relations with the specific genre.

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  • 13.
    Adolfsson, Linus
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Hansson, Ludvig
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Vesterberg, Erik
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Nyckelfaktorer för en designs slutskede2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The final stage of a designers work is always a bit tricky. Design is an abstract phenomenon and no one can tell when a design is really finished. The design process that designers work within has been thoroughly studied but cannot be truly mapped with strict constraints which the designer can follow to succeed. Therefore, in this paper we take a look at the final stage in the design process. The main goal is to get more knowledge and highlight key factors about what designers face when they are about finish their design or what forces them to leave a project that can stay in development for eternity. Together with theories from a literature research and real life experience from people in the design profession we have looked at the issue. The results show that the key elements that are common in the final stage of the design process include evaluation, limitation and trusting your own judgment.

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  • 14.
    Adolfsson, Peter
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Kaljevic, John
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    DIGITALA SYSTEM INOM PRESTATIONSLEDNING: En fallstudie om digitala systems återspegling av medarbetares arbetsprestation och påverkan på motivation2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Organisations are in need of systems and methods to evaluate their performances.Performance management systems are used to gather information about theorganizational performance, in order to give management increased control. This paperexamines digital applications within performance management systems and the wayindividuals regard the applications to reflect their performance as well as how theyaffect their work motivation. Our study focuses on one company in the contact centerbusiness, referred in this paper as Service AB. In this paper, we aim to find out howindividuals´ work motivation is affected and what they think of digital applications’representation of their work performance on a general level. To collect data, we conducta survey and group interviews with workers from Service AB. The results from thisstudy show that there are three main factors - fairness, relevance and understanding -that affect the individual’s perception of how well their work is digitally represented.Furthermore, this study shows that digital applications within a performancemanagement system have an impact on the workers motivation. The paper also showsthat workers think that the digital data doesn´t fully represent their work performance.

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  • 15.
    Agerberg, David
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Eriksson, Linus
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Från data till kunskap: En kvalitativ studie om interaktiv visualisering av big data genom dashboards2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Rapid growing volumes of data demands new solutions in terms of analysing and visualizing. The growing amount of data contains valuable information which organizations in a more digitized society need to manage. It is a major challenge to visualize data, both in a static and interactive way. Through visualization of big data follows several opportunities containing risk assessment and decision basis. Previous research indicates a lack of standards and guidelines considering the development of interactive dashboards. By studying factors of success from a user-centered perspective we proceeded with a qualitative approach using semi-structured interviews. In addition to this we performed a thorough examination of existing literature in this particular field of research. A total of eight interviews were held, all eight respondents had experience from using or developing dashboards. The results indicates that user experience is an important yet not a sufficiently used principle. They also indicates challenges concerning the management of big data and particularly visualizing it. The results developed into a model which illustrates guidelines and vital components to orchestrate when developing a dashboard. A user-centered approach should pervade the entire developing process. Interactive functionalities are rather a necessity than a recommendation. With interactiveness comes drill-down functionalities which leads to a more intuitively practice. User experience is an essential component of the model, bringing light to individual customisations as well as it makes allowances to a large target group. The last component highlights the importance of early prototyping and an iterative approach to software development. The conclusion of the study is our complete model which brings opportunities to transform big data to great knowledge.

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  • 16.
    Ahava, Harri
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Brännström, Tomas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Videokonferenser – Ett naturligt sätt att mötas? 1997Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 17.
    Ahl, Johan
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Swartz, Mattias
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    När genväg blir omväg: En kvalitativ studie om workarounds komplexa natur och dess mångsidiga konsekvenser i en ISO-certifierad organisation2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This qualitative study examines positive and negative effects on effectivity as a result of alternative processes (workarounds) performed within an ISO-certificated organizations information system. To identify these workarounds we used contextual inquiry. This gave us an understanding of how the information systems users actually practice their work. The result of our acquired data revealed six major workarounds. To analyze these workarounds in relation to its complicated context we utilized three theoretical models. This gave us a broad understanding of each of the workarounds and made it possible to understand why each workaround was conducted, its implications on effectivity and what kind of a challenge/dilemma it posed. The analysis indicated that the workarounds had what we deduced as negative impact on the organizations effectivity as a whole. Many of the workarounds could have been seen as very effective alternatives to the designed work process but only if valued in a micro-context. The fact that they still occur are most likely the result of the fact that the users of the information system lack understanding of how the organization and its processes are structured as a whole and how their work as well as how they perform it is part of a bigger picture. Finally we present how future research, based on this study, could focus on developing a better model to understand the complicated context. We also propose that studies could investigate the possibility of shaping an ISO-standard which is responsive to the diversity of organizations actual work processes while still ensuring a qualitative standard.

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  • 18.
    Ahlbeck, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Truedsson, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Analysfasen i systemutvecklingen - ett problem?1988Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 19.
    Ahlgren, Smilla
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Storfält, Tua
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Från outsider till insider: En kvalitativ studie om medarbetares upplevelse av onboarding med digitala inslag2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    The purpose of this study is to investigate and deepen the understanding of onboarding processes with digital elements within an IT-consultant firm. In this study we also discuss opportunities and challenges with digital onboarding from the perspective of both the employee and the employer. In today's society companies invest a lot of resources to find the best future employee. Effective onboarding programs can ensure that the time and money spent during the recruiting process are well invested. Furthermore, onboarding programs can result in higher productivity and well-being. The digital world we now call our home is affecting our everyday work lives and has been crucial for distance work during Covid-19. Even though digital onboarding has been a known phenomenon for several years, the pandemic left organisations with no choice but to digitalise their onboarding programs. Therefore this study also aims to provide new insights about digital onboarding and the perception of employees that onboarded during this period.  The results show that digital elements can provide the employee with crucial information before entering the workplace for the first time, which reduces anxiety. Thanks to today’s technology it’s possible to use certain features that enhance the usability and the E-learning experience. Furthermore, the digital elements create unique challenges when it comes to social aspects, adaptation of culture and knowledge sharing. This means that certain activities, such as workshops and team building exercises, are more effective in a physical workplace setting rather than through digital technology. Finally the study provides new findings such as the importance of socialisation and cultural adaptation for decreasing drop-outs within IT-firms.

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  • 20.
    Ahlin, Karin
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University.
    Saarikko, Ted
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Exploiting Information: Seeking Long-term Preservation of organisational knowledge2013Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Long-term preservation of organisational knowledge gives the business opportunities to reusestored knowledge. This preservation of knowledge is present both in the organisation as such,found explicitly in the organisational stock, and also in the individual workers, implicit intheir flow of action. Theoretically have the reuse of knowledge been named organisationalmemory and also been addressed in knowledge management. In a single case-study of amanufacturing company, the authors study the utilisation of product configuration information(PCI) and its role in meeting requirements on long-time preservation of product-relatedknowledge. This structured and standardised information is used throughout the organisation,serving as a base for both organisational and individual knowledge for the entire company.Since the information has been used in the same way for decades it is a part of theorganisation´s culture and influences structures and procedures connected to the informationbase. The result of the study implies that usage of PCI grants the individual worker a highdegree of task-related freedom as well as intra-organisational mobility. The downside for theindividuals is the long time period it takes to get familiar with PCI due to its complexity. Forthe organisation as such, PCI provides a stable stock of knowledge which is available overextended periods of time, drastically reducing dependence upon individual workers.

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  • 21.
    Ahlmark, Thomas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Villkor för god användarmedverkan1990Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 22.
    Ahlsén, Ingrid
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Hartelius, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Nytta eller nöje – en fallstudie av Iggesunds Bruks intranät.1999Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 23.
    Ahmad, Zubair
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Mumtaz, Jasim
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Implementation of Activity Theory in Umeå University Library2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Information technology is playing a vital role in our every field of life. The most common use of information is in the field of education. Use of information technology in libraries is very important. People from differents works of life extract information from these libraries. In this paper, we have tried to identify how can we facilitate the Umeå university library users for better interaction with the information? We have used different methods for collection of data to identify the Umeå university libray problems and then we analysed the whole library system with the help of Engeström Activity theory, to find out which factors are effeting the interaction between users and library and creating main problems. In the end we have given some suggestions for the improvement of interaction between users and Umeå library to facilitate them for accessing information.

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    Implementation of Activity Theory in Umeå University Library
  • 24.
    Ahmed, Aamer
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Two-Sided Digital Platforms as Enablers for Circular Economy Business Models2022Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The circular economy has become one of the most crucial business plans for organizations. There is rapid progress in using digital technologies, especially two-sided digital platforms as enablers for various businesses and start-ups to grow rapidly. However, these digital platforms are facing significant obstacles and barriers in advertising their products, growing sales, and improving profitability. There is not enough scientific research and scholarly work that has been undertaken or focused on the strategies to promote the circular economy from the aspect of information systems. The purpose of this research aims to explore the major possible contributing techniques that can be implemented to enhance the utilization of digital platforms as enablers for the circular economy. In this study, qualitative exploratory research has been considered as an adequate and suitable scheme for generating a contextual understanding of the phenomenon. 11 semi-structured interviews were conducted. The interviews were among individuals and within several organizations that are associated with the circular economy. According to the data collected from the survey, the most visible elements that affected the decision of the participants while using the digital platform are price, quality, sustainability, and location. Based on the findings, this study makes critical recommendations to tackle the problems that hinder the development of the circular economy among individuals, companies, and organizations. The recommended themes for circular economy strategies are to increase customer satisfaction, focus on opportunities, improve trustworthiness (online reviews), set up reliable return policies, and increase stakeholder engagement

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  • 25.
    Ahmed Adbel, Razek
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Gunnarsson, Conny
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Woldekidan, Getu
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Adaption av mobiltelefoner – i relation till The Diffusion of Innovation Theory. 2004Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 26.
    Ahosmäki, Katarina
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Dahlberg, Marie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Systemeringsmetoder, används de?1989Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 27.
    Ahvenjärvi, Timo
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Kommunikation mellan systemerare och användare - en viktig faktor inom systemutveckling?1991Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 28.
    Aimaiti, Nuerrennisahan
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science.
    Yan, Xu
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Gestire-based Interaction and Implication for the Future2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Currently there exists an advanced and natural form of interaction, named gesture-based interaction. It has been applied in some fields successfully, especially in the form of game applications. Although people are filled with wonder at the new interaction, it has not replaced the traditional interaction, like keyboard and mouse. From the user experience point of view, gesture-based interaction has advantages which traditional interactive form cannot offer, but also shortcomings which people seem dissatisfied with. This thesis focuses on expressing user experience of gesture-based interaction by conducting interview method. Finally, this paper presents a new design and tries to find implications for its practical usage in the future.

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  • 29.
    Ajami, Nina
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Coffey, Christina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Lewén-Johansson, Birgitta
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Äldre som aktiva IT-användare? – En studie av ålderspensionärers inställning till datoranvändning.2000Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 30.
    Ajami, Nina
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Trillkott, Magnus
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Virtuella världar - En studie om virtuellt varandeIndependent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 31.
    Akosah, Kofi
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Management of Cultural Differences. A Study of Cultural Aspects Related to the Implementation of Information Systems in Developing Countries. 1996Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 32.
    Alaniemi, Peter
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Jonsson, Mattias
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Faktorerna bakom streamers framgång: En studie om värdeskapande på digitala plattformar för interaktiv livestreaming.2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The development of digital economies, digital environments and digital collaborative cultures has enabled entrepreneur-like content creation and distribution through digital platforms and new media. In recent years the profession of livestreamers has become increasingly more popular. This study attempts to find out the factors behind livestreamers value-creating processes as well as how these processes help them stay relevant in the future. To do this, we have conducted a couple of interviews with up-and-coming streamers. In addition to this we have also orchestrated several observations on some of the most successful streamers. In these observations we applied the use of the framework Business Model Canvas. The results from our completed data collection presents several different factors behind value creation in streaming.  The conclusion we made which was based on the analysis of our result are divided into four significant factors. These are interaction, motivation, marketing and external communication, as well as personality and competence. We hope that our findings can help define and explain the value-creating processes in streaming. 

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    Alaniemi, Jonsson
  • 33.
    Alatalo, André
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Vallgren, Erik
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Anpassningar till standardisering inom Software Configuration Management: En fallstudie om standardisering inom mjukvarukonfigurationshantering2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Change is inevitable when software is built and deployed. It’s not particularly problematic to manage change if there is just one system. But in a large global IT organization, with several systems and people who develop, problems may arise. If organizations don’t control change, change will control the organization. Software Configuration Management (SCM) is a set of activities to manage change by identifying objects that are likely to change, establishing relationships among them, managing different versions of the objects, controlling the changes imposed and reporting on the changes made. A way to support the work of SCM is to follow standards. A standard can be compared to a type of rule, but also a directive. In this study we examined how a multinational organization applies standards within SCM. We examined the challenges with applying standards. We also examined whether there are deviations from standards, and in such cases why did the deviations arise and what are the following consequences? The study is based on a qualitative case study that employed interviews with developers, IT architects, operations manager and solution leader. The result of this study shows that some of the challenges in applying standards within SCM are: legacy systems, globalization, CMDB and ITSM-related tools (and their processes). The study also shows that standardization within maintenance is complex and that it’s easily breach and forgotten. The study shows that the consequence of this is that the developers must constantly compromise with standards. The result of this compromise is that it’s possible to carry out the business, but the solutions may not meet standards. In this study we concluded that the organization need to direct more attention towards maintenance, and less on new development. 

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  • 34. Alavi, Hamed S.
    et al.
    Churchill, Elizabeth F.
    Wiberg, Mikael
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Lalanne, Denis
    Dalsgaard, Peter
    gen Schieck, Ava Fatah
    Rogers, Yvonne
    Human-building interaction: sketches and grounds for a research program2019In: interactions, ISSN 1072-5520, E-ISSN 1558-3449, Vol. 26, no 4, p. 58-61Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 35.
    Albarbarawi, Sameh
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    EBoard: Using Technology to Enhance Learning.: Advancements in Electronic Learning.2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper describes the problems that teachers and students faced when they interact with atraditional whiteboard at Umea University where most of the classrooms have one to four differentsizes of whiteboards. In addition, the paper also shows the mechanisms that teachers and studentsuse to capture the whiteboard content. In order to gather the data I conducted a pilot study viausing quantitative approach and after some reasons and modifications, an empirical study wasconducted via using qualitative approach. The results show that participants use the whiteboardwith combination by digital materials and devices in order to accomplish their educational taskswere technology used more than the traditional ways of learning. Also the results shows thatteachers and students face many different problems each time they use the traditional whiteboardsuch as erasing the board, marker pen problems, not enough space, capturing whiteboard content,etc. After defining the problems I propose a suggestion of a solution for the problems by usingElectronic Board (EBoard) technology where it helps the teachers and students to engage thelearning process. EBoard is a device which mimics the regular whiteboard, however morefunctional and with wider range of applications i.e. capture EBoard content (videos, images,Internet connection etc.).

  • 36.
    Albertsson, Pontus
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Läkarens arbete med journalföring – Kan röststyrning vara en hjälp? 2001Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 37.
    Albertsson, Pontus
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    fungdal, Kristin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Designprinciper för taldialoger i talbaserade gränssnitt2001Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 38.
    Alderberg, Conny
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Swensson, Andreas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Karaktäristik hos en högkvalitativ datamodell och dess framtagningsprocess.1998Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 39.
    Alderberg, Conny
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Swensson, Andreas
    Säker handel med andras pengar – Utveckling av ett betalningssystem för Internethandel.1999Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
  • 40.
    Alexander, Christopher
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Emad, Adabi Fereshteh
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Razifar, Seyed-rahman
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Informationstillgänglighet för blinda på www.1998Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 41.
    Alexander, Lövnord
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Innovation networks in the public sector: A literature review on barriers and opportunities for innovation networks for public organizations2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 42. Al-Jumaili, Mustafa
    et al.
    Rauhala, Ville
    Jonsson, Katrin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Ramin, Karim
    Parida, Aditya
    Aspects of Data Quality in eMaintenance: A case study of process industry in northern Europe2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 43.
    Aller, Mikael
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Karlsson, Robert
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Agil testning i datalagringsprojekt2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Testing in data warehousing has traditionally been done in large chunks at the end of development projects. This has often led to costly bug fixes because fixing bugs that are found late in the development process is generally a very time consuming task. In some cases, there is not enough time to fix these bugs because of narrow project deadlines. This can have major consequences for organizations because business decisions often relies on their data warehouse to provide accurate statistics and data. This study examines a department of a major Swedish agency that recently adopted agile methods to overcome some of the shortcomings associated with traditional data warehouse development. The effects of agile methods on data warehouse testing are examined, as well as the challenges that are needed to overcome for them to be successful. We also touch upon consequences of poor test design and what implications incorrect data that are delivered from a data warehouse can have both internally and externally. In conclusion, the study have found that adopting agile methods have led to test activities being carried out more often, more efficiently and with better results than in the past. In addition, product owners have been continuously involved in the development process through frequent acceptance tests. For agile methods to be successful in data warehouse testing, we also concluded that they need the support of tools, system environments and attitudes both among developers and product owners.

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  • 44.
    Al-Mansour, Josef
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Häggbom, Emil K.K.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Datacentrerat Värdeskapande: En kvalitativ studie om utmaningar vid tillämpning av nya arbetsmetoder2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The use of data analysis and Big Data has become increasingly important and is even a necessity for the competitiveness of modern organizations. The explanation for this trend is that the digitalization of society puts an enormous pressure on organizations to also evolve digitally. Previous research has tackled the problem surrounding an abundance of data without the knowledge of what to do with it, a situation which many organizations find themselves in. We have conducted a case study on a Swedish manufacturer and supplier in the food & beverage industry, that aims to develop their data analysis to produce better offers and campaigns for their customers. The purpose of this paper is to examine what challenges an organization faces in the early stages of implementing data analysis in their work processes. To give us background and context, we have applied some of the perspectives of Bernard Marr’s SMART Strategy along with two other models to better understand the situation the organization is in. There is no cure-all or universal strategy or guideline to be followed for organizations wanting to implement data analysis. Our findings indicate that there are different methods and strategies for this out there, and by taking heed to macro-organizational aspects such as culture, leadership and attitudes towards data-driven work, as well as clarifying the exact purpose of collecting specific data metrics, the chances of success increases. 

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  • 45.
    Al-Mansoury, Ismail
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Sandén, Malin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    ORGANIZATIONAL IDENTITY AND IMAGE THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA: A study of how young adults perceive the Swedish Armed Forces2021Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to investigate how social media are used to communicate organizational identity and image. The studied research question is how do young adults perceive the identity and image of the Swedish Armed Forces (SAF) through the organization's use of social media. The research on organizational identity within government agencies and people’s perception on organizations is limited. Therefore, we aim to expand the research on this subject using organizational identity as a theoretical concept. As organizations exists in the social context of today’s digital society, it is valuable to investigate how an organization’s identity and image is perceived externally. We conducted semi-structured reflective interviews with young adults and with an organization representative. Our findings show that young adults view the SAF’s social media use to improve their image and for recruitment purposes. In conclusion, our findings show that this social media use and perceptions of it, are reflective with the theories of organizational identity and image and highlights the importance of the external organizational image. 

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  • 46.
    Almeida, Teresa
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    (e)Textile new materialities2021In: Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice, ISSN 2051-1787, Vol. 9, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper explores the intersections within bodily materialism and future textiles by inquiring into embodied practices and materiality in care. By plac- ing the body as a site of research, it centres around con- cepts of bodily care and the body as an ecosystem, one that is always in flux and considers the fluidity of bodies and bodily fluids, such as urine, discharge, breath and sweat, as fluids with potential to design with. It looks at how bodies are acted upon by outside forces, and explore more-than-human relations as co-creators in co- habiting the space of the body and that around it. To illustrate this, the paper introduces a series of design research artefacts that take a variety of approaches to exploring the materiality of care in the everyday. First, an eTextile toolkit that aims to create bodily awareness through hands-on engagement with textile crafting tech- nology, then a biotextile harvesting toolkit that involves the raw material of the intimate body that explores DIYbio in the context of the home, and lastly a set of wearable living material-based explorations that recog- nize biomimicry and symbiotic relationships in designing for chronic stress. In embracing notions of bodily materi- alism, this paper explores the bodily abject, i.e. fluids and the more-than-human as crucial to engendering new modes of knowing in intimate and personal care through textile-based materials. The paper engages critically with textile design research and practice by placing material that embraces care as ambivalent at the forefront and thus challeng- ing traditional approaches to health and care and, importantly, the design of future textiles. 

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  • 47.
    Almeida, Teresa
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics. IT University of Copenhagen.
    Balaam, Madeline
    Bardzell, Shaowen
    Hansen, Lone Koefoed
    Introduction to the Special Issue on HCI and the Body: ReimaginingWomen's Health2020In: ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, ISSN 1073-0516, E-ISSN 1557-7325, Vol. 27, no 4, article id 20Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 48.
    Almeida, Teresa
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics. IT University of Copenhagen.
    Balaam, Madeline
    Comber, Rob
    Woman-Centered Design through Humanity, Activism, and Inclusion2020In: ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, ISSN 1073-0516, E-ISSN 1557-7325, Vol. 27, no 4, article id 27Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Women account for over half of the global population, however, continue to be subject to systematic and systemic disadvantage, particularly in terms of access to health and education. At every intersection, where systemic inequality accounts for greater loss of life or limitations on full and healthy living, women are more greatly impacted by those inequalities. The design of technologies is no different, the very definition of technology is historically cast in terms of male activities, and advancements in the field are critical to improve women's quality of life. This article views HCI, a relatively new field, as well positioned to act critically in the ways that technology serve, refigure, and redefine women's bodies. Indeed, the female body remains a contested topic, a restriction to the development of women's health. On one hand, the field of women's health has attended to the medicalization of the body and therefore is to be understood through medical language and knowledge. On the other hand, the framing of issues associated with women's health and people's experiences of and within such system(s) remain problematic for many. This is visible today in, e.g., socio-cultural practices in disparate geographies or medical devices within a clinic or the home. Moreover, the biological body is part of a great unmentionable, i.e., the perils of essentialism. We contend that it is necessary, pragmatically and ethically, for HCI to turn its attention toward a woman-centered design approach. While previous research has argued for the dangers of gender-demarcated design work, we advance that designing for and with women should not be regarded as ghettoizing, but instead as critical to improving women's experiences in bodily transactions, choices, rights, and access to and in health and care. In this article, we consider how and why designing with and for woman matters. We use our design-led research as a way to speak to and illustrate alternatives to designing for and with women within HCI.

  • 49.
    Almeida, Teresa
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Mehrnezhad, Maryam
    Royal Holloway University of London, UK.
    Cook, Stephen
    Royal Holloway University of London, UK.
    The importance of collective privacy in digital sexual and reproductive health2024Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 50.
    Almgren, Carl
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Persson, Cecilia
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Kunskapsdelning i praktiken: En fallstudie om vilken roll IT spelar för delning av kunskap i ett distribuerat systemutvecklingsteam2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In a world of tough global competition, where the use of distributed working methods must be described as common, it’s crucial for organizations to have successful knowledge sharing between employees. The natural face-to-face communication is being replaced by various forms of IT-solutions, but it’s unclear what actual consequences that brings to knowledge sharing within organizations. Therefore, this paper research question is: What role does IT play for knowledge sharing in a distributed system development team? The theoretical data is collected from a literature study within the IS research. The empirical data is collected from observations and interviews at an IT consultancy. The results of the interviews and observations show how knowledge sharing occurs in the investigated practice and how it relates to IT. Our conclusion shows how IT does not replace communication face-to-face outright, but rather how IT generates new kinds of learning processes which changes the conditions for knowledge sharing. Furthermore, in the specific practice, the organization should develop conscious strategies around knowledge sharing which takes into account the interaction between IT, human actions and structural conditions. 

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