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Mobile Computer Usability

An Organizational Personality Perspective

Authors: Wiredu, Gamel

  • Researchers can draw upon the epistemology of mobile usability to analyse diverse mobile usability scenarios
  • Implementers of mobile information systems in organisations can adopt all three principles – pragmatism, ubiquity, and representation – to deploy mobile computers successfully
  • Systems analysts can depend on the personal and organisational needs analysis to determine holistic user satisfaction requirements in the development of mobile information systems
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About this book

This book explains how mobile computer usability is shaped by the increasing integration of personal circumstances in organization. It represents an attempt to conceptualize an alternative model of mobile computer usability. It is motivated by the author’s conviction that we do not yet have an adequate understanding of this concept because we have not taken seriously the transformation of human personality by the co-evolution of organization and ICTs. The author argues that the transformation has resulted in a human personality whose personal and organizational activities are characterized by strong continuities between them. This characterization reflects a new kind of personality of the worker, and is a critical determinant of mobile computer usability. The word ‘organizational’ is used to describe this kind of personality – hence an alternative organizational personality perspective on mobile computer usability. This perspective suggests that a mobile computer is more usable to a person than another one because of its satisfaction of both his personal and organizational motives, which are in turn shaped by the co-evolution of organization, technology and personality.

About the authors

Gamel Wiredu is a Senior Lecturer and Dean of the School of Technology, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra, Ghana.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wiredu, Gamel O.

    Pages 1-16

  • Mobility and Mobile ICTs

    Wiredu, Gamel O.

    Pages 17-36

  • The Historicity of Human Activity and Perception

    Wiredu, Gamel O.

    Pages 37-59

  • The Co-evolution of Organization, Technology and Personality

    Wiredu, Gamel O.

    Pages 61-87

  • Mobile Learning and Computing in the British NHS

    Wiredu, Gamel O.

    Pages 89-111

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-41073-4
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51127-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mobile Computer Usability
Book Subtitle
An Organizational Personality Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Progress in IS
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-41074-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-41074-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-41073-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51127-5
Series ISSN
2196-8705
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 211
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations
Topics