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dc.contributor.author Hyysalo, Sampsa
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-03T06:55:36Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-03T06:55:36Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Hyysalo, S. (2007). Versions of Care Technology. Human Technology, Volume 3 (2), pp. 228-247. URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2007282. Retrieved from http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.identifier.issn 1795-6889
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20214
dc.description.abstract The importance of users for innovation has been increasingly emphasized in the literatures on design and management of technology. Less attention has been given to how people shape technology-in-use. This paper first provides a review of literature on technology use in the social and cultural studies of technology. It then moves to examine empirically how a novel alarm and monitoring appliance was appropriated in the work of home-care nurses and in the everyday living of elderly people. Analysis shows that even these technically unsavvy users shaped the technology considerably by various, even if mundane, acts of adapting it materially, as well as by attributing different meanings to it. However, the paper goes on to argue that such commonplace phrasing of the findings obscures their significance and interrelations. Consequently, the final section of the paper reframes the key findings of this study using the concepts of practice, enactment, and versions of technology to reach a more adequate description. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Jyväskylä, Agora Center
dc.relation.ispartofseries Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments
dc.relation.uri http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.rights © 2007 Sampsa Hyysalo and the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä
dc.subject.other design-use relation en
dc.subject.other technology use en
dc.subject.other version en
dc.subject.other elderly en
dc.subject.other information and communications technology (ICT) en
dc.title Versions of Care Technology
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2007282

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