Christina Mörtberg

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In this paper we discuss two Participatory Design (PD) projects, one in Tanzania-Zanzibar and the other one in Sweden. In both countries the design process was done through the analysis of work practices involving both designers and users. The discussion focuses on a number of factors such as location, time and scene. We also ask how different projects can(More)
Women are expected to care, both in public and private life, for the sick as well as the healthy. Some women have difficulties in limiting their caring, despite being deeply careworn. In this life-course study, based on in-depth interviews with elderly women in Sweden, the concept "compulsive sensitivity" presents a way toward understanding their(More)
As the result of a steady increase in reach, range and processing capabilities, information technologies no longer appear as independent, but rather as integrated, parts of largescale networks. These networks offer a shared resource for information delivery and exchange to communities that appropriate them for their respective purposes. Knowledge and(More)
Purpose – This article aims to focus attention on users of information technology (IT), especially mobile telephony. It focuses on what people actually say about mobile technology but also aims to pay attention to what they do not talk about, what is found in the silence, especially with new technology when much can be taken for granted. This latter is,(More)
This paper focuses on challenges of heterogeneous knowledges in participatory design. How are different experiences and knowledge negotiated in participatory design processes and how can the design process maintain sensitivity towards the subtle aspects of negotiation of knowledges? The paper reports from two design projects, the first related to design of(More)
Script analysis is often used in research that focuses on gender and technology design. It is applied as a method to describe problematic inscriptions of gender in technology and as a tool for advancing more acceptable inscriptions of gender in technology. These analyses are based on the assumption that we can design technologies that do justice to gender.(More)
Participation and the contribution of participatory design methods and techniques are explored in the context of a Scandinavian Home Healthcare project. The project was undertaken during 2004--2005. Its aim was to introduce mobile ICT equipment to health care workers in order to improve planning, including quality and precision of information exchange. The(More)