What explains differences in users' inclination to appropriate technology for unconventional purposes? A preliminary analysis

Antti Salovaara, Sacha Helfenstein, Mikael Wahlström, Antti Oulasvirta

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Abstract

It is common to state that inventions of new purposes of use arise in social interaction with other technology users. Social aspects of appropriation have subsequently received a lot more attention than individual users' characteristics in appropriation research. To remedy this imbalance, this paper presents a preliminary analysis of a web survey that charted aspects of digital camera use and individuals' photography orientations and used them as predictors of digital camera appropriation. Gender, technology understanding and exchange of ideas with others proved tentatively the best predictors of appropriation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCE 2009 - European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics
Subtitle of host publicationDesigning beyond the Product - Understanding Activity and User Experience in Ubiquitous Environments
Pages236-239
Edition258
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventECCE 2009 - European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics: Designing beyond the Product - Understanding Activity and User Experience in Ubiquitous Environments - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 30 Sep 20092 Oct 2009

Conference

ConferenceECCE 2009 - European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics: Designing beyond the Product - Understanding Activity and User Experience in Ubiquitous Environments
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period30/09/092/10/09

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Keywords

  • Appropriation
  • User characteristics
  • Web survey

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Salovaara, A., Helfenstein, S., Wahlström, M., & Oulasvirta, A. (2009). What explains differences in users' inclination to appropriate technology for unconventional purposes? A preliminary analysis. In ECCE 2009 - European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics: Designing beyond the Product - Understanding Activity and User Experience in Ubiquitous Environments (258 ed., pp. 236-239). [22]