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  • 351.
    Carlsson, Jonas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Hur vill användaren ha sitt Internet Serverat? – Vilka faktorer anser användarna vara viktiga för sin Internetaccess och hur ser intresset ut för nya Internettjänster? 2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 352.
    Carlsson, Niklas
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Sävenstedt, Henrik
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Källa eller fälla- Internet som informationskälla i undersökningsarbeten där källkritik är ett viktigt inslag.1997Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 353.
    Carlsson, Roger
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Wikström, Kenneth
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Den nya konnektionismen - En utredning av filosofiska begrepp bakom, och möjligheten till ett utvecklande av artificiell intelligens1989Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 354.
    Carlsson, Ulla-Karin
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Zakrisson, Lena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Datorstödda anaylsverktyg vid systemering - en beskrivning.1987Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 355.
    Carlstein, Sven
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Öberg, Jan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Användarutbildningen - hur bör den bedrivas? Ur ett psykologiskt och pedagogiskt perspektiv.1993Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 356.
    Carlén, Niclas
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Forsman, August
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Jesper, Svensson
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Sandberg, Johan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    IoT Enabled Process Innovation: Exploring Sensor-Based Digital Service Design Through an Information Requirements Framework2019In: Internet of Things: Information Processing in an Increasingly Connected World / [ed] Strous, Leon, Cerf, Vinton G., Springer, 2019, Vol. 548, p. 105-120Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Through digitisation of physical artefacts and environments, the Internet of Things carries vast potential for process innovation. However, navigation of the quickly evolving technological landscape and identification of emerging opportunities for value creation remains challenging. To this end, we combine existing frameworks on information requirements, IT capability, and business value of IT. We evaluate the usability of these frameworks for IoT enabled innovation in our analysis of two sensor-based process innovation projects. We investigate the fit between process characteristics and technological functionality, and the implications of this alignment. Our analysis demonstrates that the framework provides a practically useful and theoretically coherent conceptual device for analyzing process characteristics and digital options to innovate processes. Furthermore, we find that IoT sensors are well suited to address connectivity and uncertainty requirements. However, in order to leverage them to address high equivocality requirements designers need deep contextual understanding to align IoT capability with information requirements.

  • 357. Carús, Juan Luis
    et al.
    García, Sonia
    García, Rodrigo
    Waterworth, John
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Erdt, Stefanie
    The ELF@Home project: elderly sELF-care based on sELF-check of health conditions and sELF-fitness at home2014In: Proceedings of pHealth 2014: 11th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health (pHealth), Vienna: IOS Press, 2014, p. 164-166Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The ELF@Home project is a research and innovation project running from June 1st 2013 to May 31st 2016 and co-funded by the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL JP) and National Authorities in Spain, Sweden and Germany. The ELF@Home project relies in the use of the proven advantages of elderly fitness to develop a self-care solution based on self-check of health conditions and self-fitness at home. The project uses information and communication technologies (ICT) to build an autonomous fitness system targeting healthy or pre-frail elder people aged over 65 and living independently at home.

  • 358.
    Cavén, Michael
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Nordström, Gunnar
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Registrering i samband med betalkort - Är det någonting att oroa sig för?1993Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 359.
    Chambers, Martin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Informatics.
    “Daddy”, from Vision to Video2008Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    ”A designer rarely works alone”. The first sentence of Jonas Löwgren and Erik Stolterman's chapter on design as a social process made me curious. What if a designer worked alone? What are the actual differences between working on a project alone and as part of a group? How would it influence the creative process? What would be different when coming up with ideas, meeting with clients and setting deadlines? Does the influence of another designer stifle the individual creativity or does it actually nurish it? This paper is written to answer these and other questions as well as take you through the creative process of the production of ”Daddy” - the music video.

  • 360.
    Chebaro, Maya
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Forsberg, Anne-Li
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Barn och IT-satsning i dagens skola – En studie om hur barn uppfattar datorer.1995Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 361.
    Chebaro, Maya
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Forsberg, Anne-Li
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Barn och IT-satsning i dagens skola – En studie om hur barn uppfattar datorer. Intervjuutskrifter.1995Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 362. Chignell, Mark
    et al.
    Hosono, Naotsune
    Fels, Deborah
    Lottridge, Danielle
    Waterworth, John
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Responsive interfaces: Mobility, emotion and universality2009In: Interact 2009: Research & Practice, 2009Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 363.
    Christofer, Monsen
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Oscar, Lindholm
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Gamification - The process of designing our activities into games2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The trend of adjusting our activities, making them more attractive and less like chores is apparent just by looking at the applications and systems we use for our everyday lives. In this study we investigate this phenomenon, in both training and dating applications, from a design perspective using the frameworks of gamification and Fogg´s behavior model. Using these tools in complement with qualitative interviews we answer questions regarding how one can design gamification to achieve behavior change. The chosen applications, namely Tinder, Badoo, RunKeeper and Nike+ were all identified as gamification applications and in regard to how they were designed, the training applications primarily showed interest in raising the motivation of users, while the dating applications rather focused on easing the simplicity of performing the behavior.

  • 364.
    Classon, Ove
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Olofsson, Maria
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Parallella synkrona samtal - Umgänge och kommunikation i en kombination2002Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 365.
    Classon, Ove
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Olofsson, Maria
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Utformning och marknadsföring av en enad front – Om samarbete i ett kluster av småföretag.2001Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 366. Clemmensen, Torkil
    et al.
    Kaptelinin, Victor
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Nardi, Bonnie
    Making HCI theory work: an analysis of the use of activity theory in HCI research2016In: Behavior and Information Technology, ISSN 0144-929X, E-ISSN 1362-3001, Vol. 35, no 8, p. 608-627Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper reports a study of the use of activity theory in human-computer interaction (HCI) research. We analyse activity theory in HCI since its first appearance about 25 years ago. Through an analysis and meta-synthesis of 109 selected HCI activity theory papers, we created a taxonomy of 5 different ways of using activity theory: (1) analysing unique features, principles, and problematic aspects of the theory; (2) identifying domain-specific requirements for new theoretical tools; (3) developing new conceptual accounts of issues in the field of HCI; (4) guiding and supporting empirical analyses of HCI phenomena; and (5) providing new design illustrations, claims, and guidelines. We conclude that HCI researchers are not only users of imported theory, but also theory-makers who adapt and develop theory for different purposes.

  • 367.
    Coffey, Christina
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Lewén, Birgitta
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Datorer och delaktighet - En studie av datorers betydelse för tillvaron i hemmet2001Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 368.
    Cole, Mike
    et al.
    University of California in San Diego, USA.
    Kaptelinin, Victor
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Nardi, Bonnie
    University of California in Irvine, USA.
    Vadeboncoeur, Jennifer A
    University of British Columbia, Canada.
    Scale, Agency, and Relationships: The Work of Cultural-Historical and Activity Theoretical Research2016In: Mind, culture and activity, ISSN 1074-9039, E-ISSN 1532-7884, Vol. 23, no 2, p. 93-94Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 369.
    Colledge, Alexander
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Bridging the generational gap: Designing internet services for technologically-naïve older people using familiar interfaces2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Despite advances made in modern electronic devices, their use by older people is significantly lower than for younger people. They experience difficulties using devices due to a combination of physical, cognitive and ‘generational’ differences. Many studies try to adapt devices to make them more usable, but they do not consider how older people feel in terms of attitudes towards technology or their existing habits. Seven participants were interviewed about their current use of technology, as well as their attitudes to modern technology, and a personal inventory was created for each participant. The interviews generated themes relating to how participants feel that technology is not made for them, barriers to their use, and generational differences as well as arguments against modern technology use and perceived negative aspects of technology. Some design considerations were created and illustrated using features from the most commonly used devices that suited the interviewees’ attitudes, behaviours and opinions.

  • 370.
    Croon, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Arbetsglädje inom systemutveckling1991Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 371.
    Croon, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Being-with Information Technology1999In: Proceedings of HCI International '99: Communication, Cooperation, and Application Design / [ed] Hans-Jörg Bullinger & Jürgen Ziegler, Munich, Germany: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates , 1999, p. 392-396Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 372.
    Croon, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Making sense of cyberspace: a question of being-with information technology1999In: Proceedings of the Conference Exploring Cyber Society: Social, Political, Economic and Cultural Issues / [ed] Armitage, John & Roberts, Joanne, Newcastle, UK: Univeristy of Northumbria at Newcastle , 1999, p. 1-9Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The various ways in which people speak about and use information and communicationtechnologies indicates that these technologies puzzle and amaze. People are trying to makesense of a new and unfamiliar technology and forms of communicating and being withothers. At the same time they are forming new ways of community and life.This paper is related to people’s relationships with information and communicationtechnologies (ICTs) and how these relationships are understood. As information technologyincreasingly extend various horizons in our lives, it is necessary for new and diverseunderstandings of the relationship between humans and information technology.The central notion in this paper is that people’s experiences of information technology areof great importance for how the technology is understood, used, evaluated and designed. Ofparticular importance is the emotional and diverse meanings attributed in relation toinformation technology.One example is the contemporary understandings of Virtual Communities that areestablished through people’s experiences with, in or through information and communicationtechnologies. Virtual communities may or may not be connected to the physical world andexists within a continuum of interaction from tools for computing, writing, designing andcommunicating to various life forms. That is, new context of signification and affectivecirculation that structure individual and cultural life. As such, people’s perceptions andexperiences of computer-mediated communication shift and change depending on what theyare doing or why they are interacting at a given time.The question is therefore not how to determine or evaluate various technologies usefulnessor implication but how to establish relevant knowledge that can be valid for the determinationof future directions in the process of cultural creation.By an experiential understanding of information technology I hold it possible to attain thenecessary sensibility for the complexities arising from peoples various interpretations ofinformation and communication technologies. Through peoples experiences with ICTsresearchers become challenged with new dimensions of intellectual engagement in ourcontemporary life.

  • 373.
    Croon, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    R U Out There?: On Personal Communities in Cyberspace1997In: Proceedings of IRIS 20: Social Informatics / [ed] Braa, Kristine & Monteiro, Eric, Oslo: Department of Informatics, University of Oslo , 1997, p. 591-604Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The development of information technology and telecommunication is creating newsocial structures in cyberspace, so called virtual communities. These communities areoften regarded as constituted of a group of people joined together by a shared interestusing information technology as a mean. It might be that the members of a communitydo all their communication through electronic media and never meet in real life or thatthe community members do not belong to any specific location. Virtual communitieshave also so far been regarded as something that has little or no correspondence to reallife situations but as more people enters cyberspace the boundaries between virtual lifeand real life are becoming indistinct and blurred. It seems that people, in addition tocreating new relationships based on shared interests, regard cyberspace as a place inwhich to enhance already existing relationships with friends, kin and work mates. Usingthe concept of personal community the purpose of this paper is to give one illustration ofhow individuals can develop, maintain and enhance already existing social relationshipsthrough cyberspace. This individual usage implies a continuing trend of privatizing thirdplaces when more human activities are moved into cyberspace. It also implies that thedevelopment of personal communities in cyberspace will have impacts on the notion ofcommunity, virtual as well as real. Since personal communities are likely to grow there isa need for more detailed studies of personal communities, but also studies of howindividuals are using different forms of information technology to become linked todifferent societal activities.

  • 374.
    Croon, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Re-framing the notion of Context in Information Systems1998In: Proceedings of IRIS 21: Information Systems Research in Collaboration with Industry / [ed] Buch, N. J., Aalborg, Denmark: Computer Science, University of Aalborg, Denmark , 1998, p. 139-150Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 375.
    Croon, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Style and examplar: Two concepts to improve the study of design practice1993In: Proceedings of the 16th IRIS: Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Copenhagen 7-10 August 1993 / [ed] Bansler, J. P, Bødker, K., Kensing, F., Nørbjerg, J., Pries-Heje, J., Copenhagen: Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen , 1993, p. 410-416Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 376.
    Croon, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Palmquist, Lena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science.
    Virtualisering och den sociala konstruktionen av kön och teknik2001In: Från Siffror till Surfning: könsperspektiv på informationsteknik / [ed] Kallin, Lena & Palmquist, Lena, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2001, p. 71-91Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 377.
    Croon, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Stolterman, Erik
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Everyday Aesthetics and  Design of Information Technology2003In: Techne: Design aesthetics: die frage über technik, Barcelona, Spain: University of Barcelona, Spain , 2003, p. 1-9Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 378.
    Croon, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Ågren, Per-Olof
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Fyra former av virtuella gemenskaper1998In: Human IT, ISSN 1402-1501, E-ISSN 1402-151X, no 2, p. 9-20Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 379.
    Croon Fors, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Accountability in design2010In: Travelling thoughtfulness: feminist technoscience stories / [ed] Elovaara, P., Sefyrin, J., Öhman M-B., & Björkman, C., Umeå: Informatik, Umeå universitet , 2010, p. 293-303Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 380.
    Croon Fors, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Back to Basic: An anachronistic assessment of the critical legacy of IS research2006In: Proceedings of the  29th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 29), August 12-15 2006, Helsingør, Denmark.: Paradigms, Politics, Paradoxes, 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 381.
    Croon Fors, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Back to Basics: Exploring the Critical Legacy of IS Research2006In: Proceedings of the 29th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Paradigms Politics Paradoxes, August 12-15, Helsingör., 2006, , p. 15Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The main assumption in this paper is that there are important, unfamiliar andobscure qualities of information technology as it intertwines with people’s everyday life.That is, aspects that so far and to a large extent has escaped critical scrutiny. It is alsotentatively suggested that these unknown qualities are being prevented from criticalexaminations as long as we pursue investigations based on design and/or useperspectives. In this paper a tentative response to the request for new perspectives oncritical research is formulated. The response is based on my assessment of Critical Theoryand Critical Theory of Technology where an aesthetic understanding is suggested to alterour critical sense of how people today form meaningfulness by, through and withinformation technology. So, without neglecting other commonly held critical positions thispaper tentatively concludes that an understanding of the reflexive nature of informationtechnology in conjunction with the basic spirit behind the Frankfurt School empowercritical IS researchers with a new sensibility for what might constitute contemporary criticalconcerns.

  • 382.
    Croon Fors, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Being-with Information Technology: Critical explorations beyond use and design2006Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In the thesis a theoretical exploration concerning the significance of information technology in everyday life is conducted. The main question advanced is how the reflexive nature of information technology can be envisioned. By this question attention is directed to transformative, experiential and dynamic qualities of information technology,i.e. unknown mergers of information technology and human experience. It is tentatively suggested that it is within everyday life that such transformative abilities are due to be significant. That is, depending on if and how people experience otherness in their relationships with information technology different strategies and responses of being a part of the whole are achieved.

    The main purpose of the thesis is to establish a theoretical base that both reveals such reflexivity and allows for further studies of the significance of information technology in everyday life. An extended purpose is to provide the critical tradition of Informatics research with an alternative view on what might count as critical ideals as well as make some suggestions about what should be subject to further research within this tradition.

    The framework#being-with information technology#emerges as a result of my insistence on grasping the relationship between information technology and human experience as a whole. Informed primarily by Martin Heidegger’s %1977& thinking on technology the framework ascribes primacy to meaning-making and sense-making processes. The framework also aspire to reach beyond notions of use and design by emphasizing the role and importance of the potential of information technology to transform human experience in new and significant ways. This potential is referred to as information technology as lifeworlds. Throughout the thesis, information technology as lifeworlds is recognized in a number of ways. At the same time it is argued that this is a never-ending, dynamic, open,complex, and often contradictory object of study.

    It is suggested that a focus on aesthetic experiences entails the possibility to investigate ambiguous meanings of information technology, meanings that all are intrinsic to information technology, but so far has received little or no attention. This suggestion is also a move away from a view of information technology as an object, with certain features, qualities and properties, towards a view of information technology as a relation to the world, to itself,and towards being human.

  • 383.
    Croon Fors, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Information Technology and the Question of the New2006In: 5th European workshop on Phenomenology, Organisation and Technology (POT) / [ed] Luca Introna, Fernando Ilharco & Eric Faÿ, Amsterdam, NL: University of Amsterdam , 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 384.
    Croon Fors, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Quality of Life and Information Technology: On becoming and responsibility in everyday life2008In: International Workshop: Good Life in a Technological Age: University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, June 12-14, 2008 / [ed] Philip Brey, Enschede, Netherlands: University of Twente, Netherlands , 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 385.
    Croon Fors, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Strange familiarity: on the material turn in feminism and HCI2011In: The 6th European conference on gender and ICT: feminist interventions in theories and practices / [ed] Croon Fors, A., Elovaara, P., & Mörtberg, C., 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 386.
    Croon Fors, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    The Beauty of the beast: the matter of meaning in digitalization2010In: AI & Society: The Journal of Human-Centred Systems and Machine Intelligence, ISSN 0951-5666, E-ISSN 1435-5655, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 27-33Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Digitalization reveals the world in new varieties and forms. This power to unveil not only transforms human outreach and actions, but also changes our conceptions; about whom we are, about our uses and about human horizons for sense-making. In this paper, I explore experience design and the aesthetic turn in contemporary research in human–computer interaction and interaction design. This rather recent interest in aesthetic experience is in my view a move away from a view of digitalization as instances of objects aligned in networks, with certain features, qualities and properties, towards an understanding of digitalization as a relation to the world, to itself, and to what it means to be human (e.g. Technology and the character of contemporary life. A philosophical inquiry. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1984, Holding on to reality. The nature of information at the turn of the millennium. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1999; Questioning technology. Routledge, New York, 1999; The question concerning technology and other essays. Harper and Row, New York, 1977; Technology and the lifeworld, from garden to earth. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1990). As such my attempt in this text is to outline a conceptual account concerning what it might mean to designate digitalization as experienced rather than as what we traditionally think of it—as a cause of what we perceive. The paper is based on some previous work suggesting that a focus on the beauty of digitalization (i.e. the beast) entails the possibility to investigate ambiguous meanings of digitalization, meanings that are intrinsic to digitalization but have so far received little or no attention. My suggestion is that there are aesthetic and/or sublime dimensions inherent in digitalization that involves the realization of meaning that are becoming increasingly important in both use and design of digital materials. Hence, the particular focus on aesthetics as implied by the title of this text refers to a pervasive quality harbouring meaning that through a phenomenological lens could be regarded as the material basis of digitalization. The paper concludes that it is crucial to conduct more thorough studies of the relationship between aesthetics and digitalization if we are truly interested in exploring the potential of digitalization in our lives.

  • 387.
    Croon Fors, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    The ontology of the subject in digitalization2013In: Handbook of Research on Technolselves: Identity in a Technological Society / [ed] Rocci Luppicini, Hershey: IGI Global, 2013, Volume 1, p. 45-63Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter is about the ontology of subjects in digitalization. Questions of ontology emerge as a response to contemporary concerns about the ways digitalization is transforming our lives. In this chapter the author’s suggestion is that any understanding of digitalization and its relationship to identity and/or subjectivity need to be considered within a more general horizon of ontology such as for instance suggested by post-representational views on the relationship between identity, self and technology (Badio 2006, Barad 2003; 2007; 2010, Heidegger 1977, Hekman 2010, Pickering 1995; 2011). The chapter highlights three broad principal responses characterizing contemporary entanglements of the self and digitalization contemporary life (Technoselves) – Disclosure, Performativity, and the Real. These three responses are each exploratory illustrated as well as theoretical bracketed by among others Heidegger’s thinking on technology (Heidegger 1977). The chapter tentatively concludes that contemporary digitali- zation brings the subject back to fundamental ways of existence—that of being-in-the-world (Heidegger, 1996/1927: 49–58). As such, the author contends that any considerations regarding the ontology of the subject in the digital age need to take serious non-modern stances on existence in the search for new imaginaries of the world and the subject’s becoming.

  • 388.
    Croon Fors, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Jakobsson, Mikael
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Beyond Use and Design: The dialectics of being in virtual worlds2002In: Digital Creativity, ISSN 1462-6268, E-ISSN 1744-3806, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 1-14Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 389.
    Croon Fors, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Mörtberg, Christina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Innovation and gender in the making: A gendered analysis of technological performances at the stage2009In: 5th conference on Gender and ICT, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 390.
    Croon Fors, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Nyberg, Annakarin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    IT-use in everyday life: From tool and media to lifeworld and being2002In: Proceedings of IRIS 25: New ways of working in IS, Bautahøj, Denmark, 2002Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 391.
    Croon Fors, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Stolterman, Erik
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Everyday Aesthetics and Design of Information Technology2003In: Proceedings of 5th European Academy of Design Conference (EAD): TECHNE - Design Wisdom, Barcelona, Spain: University of Barcelona , 2003Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 392.
    Croon Fors, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Svedmark, Eva
    Umeå University, Umeå University Library, Centre for teaching and learning (UPL).
    Danielsson, Karin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Ethics for Responsible Technologies2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this position paper, a tentative response to questions concerning the role of philosophy in conjunction with recent advancement within the field of HCI (Human Computer Interaction) will be discussed. At the core of our discussion are new demands for responsible research where philosophically informed HCI research can play a fundamental part. Our argument is that philosophically informed HCI research can serve as a foundation for assessing and deliberating relationships between digital designs and quality of life. In our view, such assessments have much to gain by perspectives and critiques already elaborated by HCI scholars. We briefly outline how, in our experience, the basis of Critical Theory and Feminism provides a bracketing foundation for educating and cultivating HCI research that anticipates and assesses potential implications and societal expectations with regard to digital designs.

  • 393.
    Croon Fors, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Svedmark Ikonomidis, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Things and Devices in Everyday use of Information Technology2002In: Crossroads in Cultural Studies / [ed] Jussi Turtianinen, Miia Lähde, Elina Kokkoniemi-Haapanen, Tampere, Finland: Department of Sociology and Social Psychology , 2002Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 394.
    Croon Fors, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Svedmark Ikonomidis, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Things and Devices in Everyday use of Information Technology2002In: Crossroads in Cultural Studies / [ed] Jussi Turtianinen, Miia Lähde, Elina Kokkoniemi-Haapanen, Tampere, Finland: Department of Sociology and Social Psychology , 2002Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 395.
    Croon Fors, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Wiberg, Mikael
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Digital Materiality as Imprints and Landmarks: the case of Northern Lights2010In: International Journal of Information Ethics, ISSN 1614-1687, Vol. 12, p. 6-11Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 396.
    Cullin, Martina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Ny redigeringsteknik på gott och ont. 1993Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 397.
    Dackenberg, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Nordin, Marit
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Datalager som en dimension till Balnced Scorecard.1998Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 398.
    Dagfjäll, Heidi
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Betalning över Internet – Lita på det!? 2001Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 399.
    Dagfjäll, Heidi
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Lindgren, Jenny
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Consequenses of a Laid-Back IT Management.2001Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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    Dahlberg, Camilla
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    Lundqvist, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
    EDI och organisationsförändringar – en studie om och hur EDI påverkar struktur, kultur och hierarki.1998Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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