Human Technology, Volume 8, Number 2https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/405292019-04-19T02:54:53Z2019-04-19T02:54:53ZHuman Technology, VOLUME 8, NUMBER 2 (The entire issue)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/405372018-05-17T03:51:20Z2012-12-05T09:10:37ZHuman Technology, VOLUME 8, NUMBER 2 (The entire issue)
2012-12-05T09:10:37ZFrom the Editor in Chief: Innovation, Learning, and CommunitiesHäkkinen, Päivihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/405362018-05-17T03:51:15Z2012-12-05T09:07:08ZFrom the Editor in Chief: Innovation, Learning, and Communities
2012-12-05T09:07:08ZBook review: Handling Digital Brains: A Laboratory Study of Multimodal Semiotic Interaction in the Age of Computers by Morana Alec (2011)Tuuri, Kaihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/405352018-05-17T03:51:10Z2012-12-05T08:21:20ZBook review: Handling Digital Brains: A Laboratory Study of Multimodal Semiotic Interaction in the Age of Computers by Morana Alec (2011)
2012-12-05T08:21:20ZAnalyzing the Influence of Diffusion of Innovation Attributes on Lecturers’ Attitude Towards Information and Communication TechnologiesNtemana, Tšoenyo JuliaOlatokun, Wolehttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/405342018-05-17T03:51:08Z2012-12-05T08:16:30ZAnalyzing the Influence of Diffusion of Innovation Attributes on Lecturers’ Attitude Towards Information and Communication Technologies
Ntemana, Tšoenyo Julia; Olatokun, Wole
This study investigated the influence of the five attributes of diffusion of innovation theory—relative advantage, complexity, compatibility, trialability, and observability—on lecturers’ use of information and communication technologies. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from 213 lecturers across the seven faculties and one institute at the National University of Lesotho (NUL). Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient was used to determine the internal consistency of the instrument; the reliability of the multiple item scales ranged between 0.71 and 0.97. Collected data were first structured into grouped frequency distributions, and stepwise multiple regressions were used to test the five hypotheses formulated. At 0.05 level of significance, the attributes relative advantage, complexity, and observability were found to have a positive influence on attitude of lecturers toward using ICTs, with observability having the highest influence. To enhance widespread use of ICTs, it is recommended that NUL’s administration organize relevant training and deploy user-friendly ICTs.
2012-12-05T08:16:30ZMapping the User Experience: Development of a Validated Instrument from the Plans and Scripts of the Computer Community of PracticeLehane, Pathttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/405332018-05-17T03:51:18Z2012-12-05T08:05:21ZMapping the User Experience: Development of a Validated Instrument from the Plans and Scripts of the Computer Community of Practice
A plethora of surveys for assessing computer use for usability or technology acceptance exist today. This article discusses the Systems Acceptance Indicator, a validated survey instrument for assessing the user experience from a cognitive–ergonomic perspective. The action research discussed in this paper utilized grounded theory analysis to establish the data-driven emergent theoretical constructs that provided the system acceptance categories (criteria) for the survey. These data-driven emergent theoretical constructs were the basis for the proposed theoretical abstraction hierarchy of the survey criteria. Principle component analysis of the survey data produced an abstraction hierarchy identical to the theoretical model. This result confirmed the alignment of the human–computer interaction theoretical constructs with the data-driven emergent theory. The intent behind the human–computer interaction theoretical rationale for the emergent abstraction hierarchy was to provide a consistent and repeatable interpretation of the user response to the survey.
2012-12-05T08:05:21ZEffects of Personal Traits on Generation Y Consumers' Attitudes Toward the Use of Mobile Devices for Communication and CommerceKim, JihyunHahn, Kim H. Y.https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/405312018-05-17T03:51:06Z2012-12-05T07:56:53ZEffects of Personal Traits on Generation Y Consumers' Attitudes Toward the Use of Mobile Devices for Communication and Commerce
Kim, Jihyun; Hahn, Kim H. Y.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of young adult consumersâ€™ personal traits (high-tech involvement, experiment proclivity, and fashion/brand leadership) on their perceptions of and attitudes toward using mobile devices for communications and commerce. The integrated stimulus-organism-responses paradigm (Fiore & Kim, 2007) served as the overarching framework, combining the uses and gratifications theory (Blumler & Katz, 1974) and the extended technology acceptance model (Kim, Ma, & Park, 2009). A convenience sample of 504 college students in 2 U. S. universities provided usable responses to our survey. Causal modeling analysis results showed that personal trait variables had significant impacts on the perceived ease of use, usefulness, and enjoyment, and attitudes toward mobile communication and mobile commerce. Findings also suggested that three perception variables positively influenced attitudes toward using mobile devices for communication as well as for commerce. This study provides empirical evidence of the potential of mobile commerce among young adult consumers.
2012-12-05T07:56:53ZFinnish Preschool and First-Grade Children's Use of Media at HomeKorkemäki, Riitta-LiisaDreher, Mariam JeanPekkarinen, Askohttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/405302018-05-17T03:51:13Z2012-12-05T07:51:25ZFinnish Preschool and First-Grade Children's Use of Media at Home
Korkemäki, Riitta-Liisa; Dreher, Mariam Jean; Pekkarinen