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ICT devices as ubiquitous tools for information seeking activity

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Abstract


  • This paper investigates the use of current and developing ubiquitous digital devices and the way that they impact on, and are integrated into, use by groups within the community for Information Seeking. Three cases are presented involving ubiquitous use of the mobile phone, USB memory devices, and a wireless groupware system. The study considers the need for ongoing research to inform, direct and study the innovative use, appropriation and development of such tools. The primary methodological framework that is applied is Activity Theory, as it allows ÿtoolÿ to be examined in light of purposeful activity in the context of their use.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Meloche, J. A. & Hasan, H. M. (2008). ICT devices as ubiquitous tools for information seeking activity. International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems (pp. 128-132). Washington, DC: IEEE Computer Society.

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  • 2-s2.0-67650046620

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3219&context=commpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/2170

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Start Page


  • 128

End Page


  • 132

Place Of Publication


  • Washington, DC

Abstract


  • This paper investigates the use of current and developing ubiquitous digital devices and the way that they impact on, and are integrated into, use by groups within the community for Information Seeking. Three cases are presented involving ubiquitous use of the mobile phone, USB memory devices, and a wireless groupware system. The study considers the need for ongoing research to inform, direct and study the innovative use, appropriation and development of such tools. The primary methodological framework that is applied is Activity Theory, as it allows ÿtoolÿ to be examined in light of purposeful activity in the context of their use.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Meloche, J. A. & Hasan, H. M. (2008). ICT devices as ubiquitous tools for information seeking activity. International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems (pp. 128-132). Washington, DC: IEEE Computer Society.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-67650046620

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3219&context=commpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/2170

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 128

End Page


  • 132

Place Of Publication


  • Washington, DC