"My phone is a part of my soul": How people bond with their mobile phones

Leena Ventä, Minna Isomursu, Aino Ahtinen, Ramiah Shruti

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Abstract

In this paper, we present the results of research that examined how young and active mobile phone users describe their relationship and attachment with their phone, and what features and processes have played an active role in building the attachment. The results are based on street interviews of 40 mobile phone users that were conducted in India and Europe. Our analysis revealed that the following factors contribute towards building the relationship between the mobile phone and its user: 1) habit, 2) memories, 3) personalization, 4) adaptation, 5) process from use to presence, 6) buying the phone, and 7) phone content.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 The Second International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages311-317
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7695-3367-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2nd International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies, UBICOMM 2008 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 24 Sep 20084 Oct 2008

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies, UBICOMM 2008
Abbreviated titleUBICOMM 2008
Country/TerritorySpain
CityValencia
Period24/09/084/10/08

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