Abstract

We explore Smartphone use in Korea to develop a grounded theory on the experience with personal ubiquitous technologies. The preliminary theory that emerged during our data analysis centres on the role of changing time experiences in the use of Smartphones. Within this interpretation, we theorize that the Smartphones are used through tactics of accelerating, broadening and defragmenting time perceptions in order to control the experience of time. These tactics are. Finally, we support this notion of temporal qualities by proposing the three time-related factors for personal ubiquitous technologies of Speed and Acceleration, Incidental Interactions, and Intrinsic Technology Integration.

Keywords:

Smartphone, Time, User Experience, Personal Ubiquitous Technology, Grounded Theory.

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Jun 16th, 12:00 AM

Qualitative Study of Smartphone use: Subjective Experience of Time through Personal Ubiquitous Technology

We explore Smartphone use in Korea to develop a grounded theory on the experience with personal ubiquitous technologies. The preliminary theory that emerged during our data analysis centres on the role of changing time experiences in the use of Smartphones. Within this interpretation, we theorize that the Smartphones are used through tactics of accelerating, broadening and defragmenting time perceptions in order to control the experience of time. These tactics are. Finally, we support this notion of temporal qualities by proposing the three time-related factors for personal ubiquitous technologies of Speed and Acceleration, Incidental Interactions, and Intrinsic Technology Integration.

 

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