Balancing work, life and other concerns: A study of mobile technology use by Australian freelancers

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dc.contributor.author Sadler, Kirsten en_US
dc.contributor.author Robertson, Toni en_US
dc.contributor.author Kan, Melanie en_US
dc.contributor.author Hagen, Penny en_US
dc.contributor.editor Morch, A; Morgan, K; Bratteteig, T; Ghosh, G; Svanaes, D en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-18T06:48:30Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-18T06:48:30Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006005276 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sadler Kirsten et al. 2006, 'Balancing work, life and other concerns: A study of mobile technology use by Australian freelancers', ACM Press, Norway, pp. 413-416. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1-59593-325-5 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/6814
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. en_US
dc.publisher ACM Press en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1182475.1182525 en_US
dc.rights © ACM 2006. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Proceedings of the 4th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, (2006) http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1182475.1182525 en_US
dc.title Balancing work, life and other concerns: A study of mobile technology use by Australian freelancers en_US
dc.parent Proceedings of the 4th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Norway en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 413 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 416 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Systems, Management and Leadership en_US
dc.conference en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference.location Oslo, Norway en_US
dc.for 080602 en_US
dc.personcode 10221568 en_US
dc.personcode 940522 en_US
dc.personcode 040355 en_US
dc.personcode 040312 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Computer-Human Interaction en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom Norwegian Computer Human Interaction en_US
dc.date.activity 20061014 en_US
dc.location.activity Oslo, Norway en_US
dc.description.keywords studies of practice; mobile technology use; work; life en_US
dc.staffid 040312 en_US


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