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Managing Walking Together

Alexandra Weilenmann, Daniel Normark, Eric Laurier
2013 Space and Culture  
Biographies: Alexandra Weilenmann investigates the use of mobile communication and information technologies.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1206331213508674 fatcat:lvhjxhmwgjfj7libffvtiq5voi

Local Use and Sharing of Mobile Phones [chapter]

Alexandra Weilenmann, Catrine Larsson
2002 Computer Supported Cooperative Work  
doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-0665-4_7 fatcat:khdm6r4csvabtdr6vt4qkspcey

Negotiating Use: Making Sense of Mobile Technology

Alexandra Weilenmann
2001 Personal and Ubiquitous Computing  
This paper is based on a study of the ways in which a group negotiated the use of a new mobile technology. The group was made up of ski instructors who, during a one-week ski trip, were equipped with a mobile awareness device called the Hummingbird. The group was studied using ethnomethodologically inspired qualitative methods, with the focus on the group members' different views of the Hummingbird's intended use. Negotiations of use occurred using two methods: talk and action. The users
more » ... ted issues such as where and when to use the technology, and whether to consider the Hummingbird a work tool or a gadget for social events. Further, the empirical results clearly show how negotiations of new, mobile technology differ from stationary technology.
doi:10.1007/pl00000015 fatcat:fnhpduc35vgqlh3gohb3gefr4a

Hunting for fun

Oskar Juhlin, Alexandra Weilenmann
2008 Proceedings of the ACM 2008 conference on Computer supported cooperative work - CSCW '08  
Thanks to Carl-Axel Weilenmann for access to the field.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1460563.1460575 dblp:conf/cscw/JuhlinW08 fatcat:cdcd5ianijbitjnm3vzqtgfhc4

Awareness, Transience and Temporality: Design Opportunities from Rah Island [chapter]

Pedro Ferreira, Pedro Sanches, Alexandra Weilenmann
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper deals with the implications of the socialness of private communication. Drawing upon ethnographic observations of first time mobile phone users in Rah, an island in Vanuatu, we revisit the debate on how the mobile phone reconfigures private and personal communication. Our observations show how the advent of the mobile phone disrupts and challenges existing practices around how private communication is managed on the island. These observations are used to open up a design space where
more » ... e explore the socialness of personal, private communication. Drawing on the analysis, we discuss three directions for future thinking of mobile interaction design: (1) designing for spatial awareness; (2) designing for transience and (3) designing with temporality. We expand on these to discuss the notion of digital patina, which we argue, is an exciting topic to explore for the design of personal, social communication.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-40480-1_48 fatcat:nmvkl7m5zrbxfpdgdauhpnlpga

Understanding people and animals

Alexandra Weilenmann, Oskar Juhlin
2011 Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '11  
Animals are increasingly integrated in interactive contexts depending on digital technologies. The current and future use of such technologies is a relevant topic for HCI research. However, the field is struggling with the inherent problem of 'interaction' in understanding interaction with animals. We argue for a way forward based on an ethnomethodological perspective on anthropomorphism, with a focus on manifest interaction. Drawing upon a field study of hunters' use of a GPS dog
more » ... e, we discuss how interaction between dogs and humans is affected when new technology is introduced. The GPS data is situated and interpreted by the dog handler, and supports the hunter's work of dealing with the dogs' intentions. This opens up for new forms of interactions with the dog. When studying and designing for interaction between humans and animals we should move beyond merely looking at dyadic relationships, and also consider the social organization of the interaction.
doi:10.1145/1978942.1979328 dblp:conf/chi/WeilenmannJ11 fatcat:7tal7jrx6fahtgxh5amtwbkjpm

"I'm waiting where we met last time"

Alexandra H. Weilenmann, Peter Leuchovius
2004 Proceedings of the third Nordic conference on Human-computer interaction - NordiCHI '04  
In the first study (Weilenmann, 2003) the conversations of a teenage girl were recorded using a special recording device, which was specifically built in order to record mobile phone talk.  ...  In another study of mobile phone talk (Weilenmann, 2003), we have shown that the question "Where are you?" was not as frequent as one might expect in the openings of mobile phone conversations.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1028014.1028019 dblp:conf/nordichi/WeilenmannL04 fatcat:d4hmg4sk2rhppetzlsort2xs7e

Making sense of screen mobility

Oskar Juhlin, Alexandra Weilenmann
2013 Proceedings of the 15th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services - MobileHCI '13  
Dynamic, digital maps are increasingly used in many settings. It is an emerging domain of technology extending on previous maps studies and positioning technology. We draw upon ethnographic field studies of collaborative hunting, where hunting dogs are tracked and their location made visible on digital maps. We discuss mobility of two different kinds. First, we refer to mobility as the practice of physical movements of hunters, dogs and prey. Second, we refer to the movement of symbolic objects
more » ... on a digital map screen, i.e. screen mobility, and the interpretational work that the hunters do to make sense of it. Representations of motion on a screens, are of ongoing practical concern for the hunters. We show how they interpret such mobility in terms of accelerations, distance, trajectories and temporal alignments. The findings are used to revisit mobility theories and populate them with new notions to inspire design in broad domains.
doi:10.1145/2493190.2493217 dblp:conf/mhci/JuhlinW13 fatcat:eyhdn2h26neaheon5av6r3py5e

Five Provocations for Ethical HCI Research

Barry Brown, Alexandra Weilenmann, Donald McMillan, Airi Lampinen
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '16  
We present five provocations for ethics, and ethical research, in HCI. We discuss, in turn, informed consent, the researcher-participant power differential, presentation of data in publications, the role of ethical review boards, and, lastly, corporate-facilitated projects. By pointing to unintended consequences of regulation and oversimplifications of unresolvable moral conflicts, we propose these provocations not as guidelines or recommendations but as instruments for challenging our views on
more » ... what it means to do ethical research in HCI. We then suggest an alternative grounded in the sensitivities of those being studied and based on everyday practice and judgement, rather than one driven by bureaucratic, legal, or philosophical concerns. In conclusion, we call for a wider and more practical discussion on ethics within the community, and suggest that we should be more supportive of low-risk ethical experimentation to further the field.
doi:10.1145/2858036.2858313 dblp:conf/chi/BrownWML16 fatcat:dydz3gtbxfaxldstvet3t3s7ji

Learning about friction: group dynamics in engineering students' work with free body diagrams

Maria Berge, Alexandra Weilenmann
2014 European Journal of Engineering Education  
In educational research, it is well-known that collaborative work on core conceptual issues in physics leads to significant improvements in students' conceptual understanding. In this paper, we explore collaborative learning in action, adding to previous research in engineering education with a specific focus on the students' use of free body diagrams in interaction. By looking at details in interaction among a group of three engineering students, we illustrate how they collectively construct a
more » ... free body diagram together when learning introductory mechanics. In doing so, we have focused on both learning possibilities and the dynamic processes that take place in the learning activity. These findings have a number of implications for educational practice.
doi:10.1080/03043797.2014.895708 fatcat:7rpb6ixddjeunfx4lvrtgyasue

Time to revisit mobility in mobile HCI?

Alexandra Weilenmann, Oskar Juhlin
2011 Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services - MobileHCI '11  
In this panel, we discuss the relevance of the concept of mobility in current mobile Human-Computer Interaction research. Is the term still useful to understand and design for interaction with computers, or has the concept of mobility run dry and void of meaning?
doi:10.1145/2037373.2037495 dblp:conf/mhci/WeilenmannJ11 fatcat:jktclzxkajanpb3hgytjx67564

"I Can't Talk Now, I'm in a Fitting Room": Formulating Availability and Location in Mobile-Phone Conversations

Alexandra Weilenmann
2003 Environment and planning A  
One example of this is related in Weilenmann and Larsson's (2002) fieldwork of mobile phone use among teenagers in public places in Sweden.  ...  However, as previous studies of mobile phone use reveal (Weilenmann and Larsson, 2002) it is not always the person owning the telephone who uses it, so this way of identifying the caller might prove  ... 
doi:10.1068/a34234 fatcat:oebk3rp7ybaunpartje5otu734

Driving and 'Passengering': Notes on the Ordinary Organization of Car Travel

Eric Laurier, Hayden Lorimer, Barry Brown, Owain Jones, Oskar Juhlin, Allyson Noble, Mark Perry, Daniele Pica, Philippe Sormani, Ignaz Strebel, Laurel Swan, Alex S. Taylor (+2 others)
2008 Mobilities  
Lynch, 1960; Venturi, Brown & Izenour, 1988; Watson, 1999) and of transport and mobility more generally (Cresswell, 2006; Watts, 2005; Weilenmann, 2003) .  ... 
doi:10.1080/17450100701797273 fatcat:rcudqucnqvdgjp74kpdmggst44

"It must not disturb, it's as simple as that": Students' voices on mobile phones in the infrastructure for learning in Swedish upper secondary school

Torbjörn Ott, Anita Grigic Magnusson, Alexandra Weilenmann, Ylva Hård af Segerstad
2017 Education and Information Technologies : Official Journal of the IFIP technical committee on Education  
Drawing from a survey and focus group interviews, this study explores how Swedish upper secondary students reason about the usage of their personal mobile phones in school. As a contribution to the debate around the mobile phone's role in school, we present the students' own voices relative to the question of regulating mobile phone use. We use the notion of infrastructure for learning (Guribye and Lindström 2009) to analytically approach the social and technological dimensions of the students'
more » ... narratives on their use of mobile phones in school practice. The students' narratives present an intricate account of students' awareness and concern of the implications of mobile phone presence in school. The students describe that the mobile phone is both a tool that facilitates their school work and a distraction that the teachers pursue. In school, the students are balancing their mobile phone usage with the teachers' arbitrary enforcement of policy. Despite this process, the mobile phone is becoming a resource in the students' infrastructure for learning. The findings from this study add to the limited body of research on the use of mobile phone in upper secondary school from a student perspective.
doi:10.1007/s10639-017-9615-0 fatcat:bok4e5ryrraklejackved2wifa

Decentralizing the Control Room: Mobile Work and Institutional Order [chapter]

Oskar Juhlin, Alexandra Weilenmann
ECSCW 2001  
This paper seeks to inform the ongoing redesign of air traffic management by examining current practices and the adoption of a new system aiming to relieve traffic control from work and reduce radio communication. We report from ethnographic fieldwork among mobile, distributed airport ground personnel. By examining the ways in which they use the 'old' technology, i.e. VHF radio, we identify a set of important aspects of work carried out through radio talk. These are: repairing
more » ... discussing the task-at-hand, and negotiating next actions. The new system fails to support this negotiation work, and is hardly ever used by the ground personnel. The distributed workers in the field make their own decisions and negotiate coordination with the tower based on local information. In this respect, current work practice is already decentralized to a certain extent. The problem with the new system, we argue, is the idea to decentralize the organization by providing distributed workers with more information, whereas the current institutional arrangement for coordination is built upon highly formal and hierarchical ideas. When redesigning the system it is necessary to take into account the ways in which radio talk is used to carry out the everyday work among ground personnel.
doi:10.1007/0-306-48019-0_20 dblp:conf/ecscw/JuhlinW01 fatcat:337oljwjh5cz7g3yjmkhxfvwpi
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