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Show simple item record Sadler, K Robertson, T Kan, M Hagen, P 2010-05-18T06:48:30Z 2006
dc.identifier.citation ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 2006, 189 pp. 413 - 416
dc.identifier.isbn 1595933255
dc.identifier.isbn 9781595933256
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this paper we present initial findings from an empirical study of the mobile technology use and mobile work practices of freelancers in the domain of Film and Television. Our findings demonstrate that mobile phones were primarily used to manage other personal activities and concerns unrelated to the local work. They were used only intermittently to support local practice when that practice itself moved away from fixed resources. The fact that people were consistently using their mobile phones at work to attend to other concerns is an important feature of mobile technology use. This personal aspect of use in the work context has been largely overlooked within the Mobile HCI literature. In particular, our findings reveal the ways in which freelancers manage the blurring of contexts that is facilitated by mobile phones. We consider implications of these findings for the ways in which we currently talk and think about mobile technology use within Mobile HCI. Copyright 2006 ACM.
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1145/1182475.1182525
dc.title Balancing work, life and other concerns: A study of mobile technology use by Australian freelancers
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.parent ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
dc.journal.volume 189
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Norway en_US
dc.publocation Hobart, Australia
dc.identifier.startpage 413 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 416 en_US FEIT.School of Systems, Management and Leadership en_US
dc.conference en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Workshop in Information Security Theory and Practices
dc.conference Norwegian Computer Human Interaction
dc.conference.location Oslo, Norway en_US
dc.for 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
dc.personcode 940522
dc.personcode 040355
dc.personcode 040312
dc.percentage 100 en_US Computer-Human Interaction en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom Norwegian Computer Human Interaction en_US 20061014 en_US 2006-12-11 2006-10-14
dc.location.activity Oslo, Norway en_US
dc.location.activity Hobert, Australia
dc.description.keywords Mobile technology use
dc.description.keywords Studies of practice
dc.description.keywords Work/life
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology/School of Software
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Human Centred Technology Design
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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