Everyday Innovators

Researching the Role of Users in Shaping ICTs

By Leslie Haddon , Enid Mante , Bartolomeo Sapio , Kari-Hans Kommonen , Leopoldina Fortunati , Annevi Kant

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4020-3510-4
  • 248 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: July 4, 2006
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $139.00
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Everyday Innovators explores the active role of people, collectively and individually, in shaping the use of information and communication technologies. It examines issues around acquiring and using that knowledge of users, how we should conceptualise the role of users and understand the forms and limitations of their participation. To what extent should we think of users as being innovative and creative? To what extent is this routine or exceptional, confined to particular group of users or part of many people’s experience of technologies? Where does the nature of the ICT or the particularities of its design impose constraints on the active role that users can play in their interaction with devices and services? Where do the horizons and orientations of the users influence or limit what they want and expect of their ICTs and how they use them? This book enables a cross-fertilisation of perspectives from different disciplines and aims to provide new insights into the role of users, drawing out both applied and theoretical implications
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction.
  2. Beyond User Centric Models.
  3. Following the User.
  4. What is Innovatory Use?
  5. Supporting Creativity.
  6. The Social shaping of New Mobile Devices.
  7. Whose Game is it Anyway?
  8. Artistic Deviance and Innovation in Use.
  9. The Mobile Multimedia Phone and Artistic Expression.
  10. Rural Ireland and ICTs.
  11. Dealing with Dilemmas.
  12. Deconstructing a Test Scenario.
  13. The Construction of Equal Agency in the Development of Technology.
  14. Public Participation in Innovation.
  15. Conclusions.
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