Computer Supported Cooperative Work

Wireless World

Social and Interactional Aspects of the Mobile Age

Editors: Brown, Barry, Green, Nicola (Eds.)

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Mobile phones are the most successful computer-based consumer product of the age and yet very little is known about how mobile technology is changing the way people interact and cooperate with each other, and how this change can be analysed.
For the first time, Wireless World brings together experts from different disciplines to explore the social factors that are shaping the wireless world and provides an overview of the issues for anyone designing, testing or studying mobile devices. It identifies the major trends, discusses the main claims made about the mobile age, and looks at the issues that affect design, usability and evaluation.
A valuable reference for anyone concerned with the future of mobile communications, this book will be of particular interest to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students on Mobile Technology courses, practitioners, and researchers working in mobile communications, CSCW and HCI.
"...an inspired and insightful collection of observations of the use of mobile technology...a valuable resource for both researchers and designers alike."
Marge Eldridge, Xerox Research Centre Europe, UK
"Working with the speed of the technologies they study, these researchers and product developers provide a rare opportunity to understand the cultural and social effects of a new technology as it emerges, rather than waiting decades for historical and sociological accounts."
Jonathan Grudin, Microsoft Research, US
"..looks in depth and detail about how people actually use mobiles: how they assemble their lives and re-assemble technologies to fit them. Essential reading for designers, sociologists and anyone just interested in how the "always-connected" world works."
Professor Mike Robinson, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Studying the Use of Mobile Technology

    Brown, Barry

    Pages 3-15

  • The Mutable Mobile: Social Theory in the Wireless World

    Cooper, Geoff

    Pages 19-31

  • Who’s Watching Whom? Monitoring and Accountability in Mobile Relations

    Green, Nicola

    Pages 32-45

  • The Region as a Socio-technical Accomplishment of Mobile Workers

    Laurier, Eric

    Pages 46-61

  • Mobile Communications in the Twenty-first Century City

    Townsend, Anthony M

    Pages 62-77

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eBook £64.99
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Softcover £82.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wireless World
Book Subtitle
Social and Interactional Aspects of the Mobile Age
Editors
  • Barry Brown
  • Nicola Green
Series Title
Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Asian Books Pvt., New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-0665-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-0665-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-85233-477-2
Series ISSN
1431-1496
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 230
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
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