An Office on the Go: Professional Workers, Smartphones and the Return of Place
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, ISSN 1548-3908, Vol. 7, no 1, 37-56 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This is a study on how senior managers, as professional workers, in a leading ICT company use smartphones, according to new configurations of time and space. Of special interest is how smartphones act as comforting handheld consoles without being rooted in physical location. Three non-physical places, as spatial nodes, are presented: pause in the temporal current, place as a function of the intensity of communication, place in terms of becoming rooted by felt value. It is argued that highlighting non-physical places as structures emanating from the use of smartphones is an important variable to account for when studying how professionals increasingly use smartphones, both in instrumental and non-instrumental terms.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: IGI Publishing , 2011. Vol. 7, no 1, 37-56 p.
place and non-physical places; professional workers; smartphones; time-space configurations
Research subject Business Studies; Human-Computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-140106DOI: 10.4018/jthi.2011010103OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-140106DiVA: diva2:382984