Rhythms of non-use of device ensembles

Nithya Sambasivan, Leena Ventä, Jani Mäntyjärvi, Minna Isomursu, Jonna Häkkilä

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Abstract

The proliferation of portable devices has transformed our everyday practices, blurring second and third places. However, almost no research exists on how the perpetual possession of devices impacts how we escape them. In this paper, we explore the notion of non-use of portable devices. Drawing from the results of a multi-step qualitative study, we provide a discussion on how non-use interplays with the dynamics of everyday life. Specifically, we discuss practices surrounding hybridities of portable devices and social circles. The layerings of portables help in de-personalizing interactions through evasions, pretence, and resistance. We argue that non-use is not a reason for failure, but is a form of use in itself.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
Pages4531-4536
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-247-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 4 Apr 20099 Apr 2009

Conference

Conference27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period4/04/099/04/09

Keywords

  • Device ensembles
  • Non-use
  • Urban computing

Cite this

Sambasivan, N., Ventä, L., Mäntyjärvi, J., Isomursu, M., & Häkkilä, J. (2009). Rhythms of non-use of device ensembles. In Proceedings of the 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009 (pp. 4531-4536). Association for Computing Machinery ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/1520340.1520695