Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Demand in my pocket

Electronic data

  • paper277

    Accepted author manuscript, 330 KB, PDF-document

    Available under license: CC BY-NC: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Links

Text available via DOI:

View graph of relations

Demand in my pocket: mobile devices and the data connectivity marshalled in support of everyday practice

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Published
Publication date04/2015
Host publicationCHI '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM
Pages2729-2738
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781450331456
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

This paper empirically explores the role that mobile devices have come to play in everyday practice, and how this links to demand for network connectivity and online services. After a preliminary device-logging period, thirteen participants were interviewed about how they use their iPhones or iPads. Our findings build a picture of how, through use of such devices, a variety of daily practices have come to depend upon a working data connection, which sometimes surges, but is at least always a trickle. This aims to inform the sustainable design of applications, services and infrastructures for smartphones and tablets. By focusing our analysis in this way, we highlight a little-explored challenge for sustainable HCI and discuss ideas for (re)designing around the principle of 'light-weight' data 'needs'.

Bibliographic note

© ACM, 2015. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in CHI '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems http://dx.doi.org/2702123.2702162