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dc.contributor.authorHyysalo, Sampsa
dc.identifier.citationHyysalo, S. (2007). Versions of Care Technology. Human Technology, Volume 3 (2), pp. 228-247. URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2007282. Retrieved from
dc.description.abstractThe 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.publisherUniversity of Jyväskylä, Agora Center
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHuman Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments
dc.subject.otherdesign-use relationen
dc.subject.othertechnology useen
dc.subject.otherinformation and communications technology (ICT)en
dc.titleVersions of Care Technology
dc.rights.copyright© 2007 Sampsa Hyysalo and the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä

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