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Marianne Graves Petersen

Tactics for homing in mobile life: a fieldwalk study of extremely mobile people

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  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Education

For many people home making is an activity, which extends beyond a single house. We introduce the terminology of Homing as the act of home making, when in a primary home, secondary home or more temporary spaces. By point of departure in existing literature on home making and through ethnographic studies of extremely mobile people we identify general tactics for homing. We present the identified tactics and show how people deploy not only one but several tactics in their intention of making a homely feeling despite not being in their primary home.

We review the mobile technologies currently in use and argue that several of the tactics identified are currently not well supported. We discuss how technology design can learn from this study through pointing to the potential in designing mobile technologies to better support these unsupported tactics.

We consider the tactics as a tool for deeper understanding of mobile practices and thus informing the design of more relevant future technologies for people engaged in a mobile lifestyle.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services : Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Human computer interaction with mobile devices and services
Number of pages10
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year2010
Pages265-274
ISBN (print)978-1-60558-835-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services - Lissabon, Portugal
Duration: 7 Sep 201010 Sep 2010
Conference number: 12

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
Nummer12
LandPortugal
ByLissabon
Periode07/09/201010/09/2010

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