Technology Use: Time-in or Time-Out?

Mads Bødker, Gregory Gimpel, Jonas Hedman

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    Resumé

    This paper investigates evolving technology use by applying the distinction of time-in and time-out usage. This distinction describes how uses of technology within the life-world (i.e. the ordinary, the un-reflected) can be punctuated by time-out use when a user takes out time to consciously use or reflect on a medium. Data was collected through a longitudinal field study involving focus groups, interviews, and surveys from smart phone users during a six-month period. We have adopted a theoretically informed grounded approach to analyze our empirical data and present rich data. The results show how technology use evolves over time and provides theoretical explanation as to why usage changes with time. The time-in/out distinction shows how the value of an “extraordinary device” changes over time, thus accomplishing sensitivity to the artifact by examining the flow of activities. By repurposing the time-in/out distinction from its origin in media- and communications theory, this paper marks a pragmatic move that allows the distinction to be applied to more deeply understand the adoption and appropriation of technology products.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2010
    Antal sider12
    StatusUdgivet - 2010
    BegivenhedThe 18th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2010 - Pretoria, Sydafrika
    Varighed: 7 jun. 20109 jun. 2010
    Konferencens nummer: 18
    http://web.up.ac.za/ecis/ECIS2010PR/index.htm

    Konference

    KonferenceThe 18th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2010
    Nummer18
    LandSydafrika
    ByPretoria
    Periode07/06/201009/06/2010
    Internetadresse

    Emneord

    • Technology use
    • Mobile technology
    • Smart phones
    • Time-out technology usage

    Citer dette

    Bødker, M., Gimpel, G., & Hedman, J. (2010). Technology Use: Time-in or Time-Out?. Afhandling præsenteret på The 18th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2010 , Pretoria, Sydafrika.
    Bødker, Mads ; Gimpel, Gregory ; Hedman, Jonas. / Technology Use : Time-in or Time-Out?. Afhandling præsenteret på The 18th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2010 , Pretoria, Sydafrika.12 s.
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    Bødker, M, Gimpel, G & Hedman, J 2010, 'Technology Use: Time-in or Time-Out?' Paper fremlagt ved The 18th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2010 , Pretoria, Sydafrika, 07/06/2010 - 09/06/2010, .

    Technology Use : Time-in or Time-Out? / Bødker, Mads; Gimpel, Gregory; Hedman, Jonas.

    2010. Afhandling præsenteret på The 18th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2010 , Pretoria, Sydafrika.

    Publikation: KonferencebidragPaperForskningpeer review

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