Elaine Ferneley

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Many usability guidelines have been created in numerous areas and mobile devices application is included as well. However, there is not much published works in relation to the usability guidelines that comes up together with metric. Although a number of measurement models (e.g. The Metric for Usability Standard in Computing [MUSiC]) have been produced for(More)
The move towards technological ubiquity is allowing a more idiosyncratic and dynamic working environment to emerge that may result in the restructuring of information communication technologies, and changes in their use through different user groups' actions. Taking a 'practice' lens to human agency, we explore the evolving roles of, and relationships(More)
Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) can experience difficulties in adopting Information Systems (IS) and aligning them with their strategic development. Using the concept of bricolage, an improvisational approach that allows learning from concrete experience, we explore IS adoption and organisational change in two SME case studies. The case studies(More)
This paper outlines the development and implementation of CASMIR (Collaborative Agent-based System for Multimedia Information retrieval), a Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR) system that attempts to aid users in searching for multimedia data by using a connectionist IR model within a multi-agent framework. This IR model allows the system to provide(More)
Enterprise systems are advocated on the basis that they provide a centralised data repository that can be mined at the end-user level to improve organisational performance. Superficially, the benefits appear to be tremendous – the end user is empowered to fully exploit the technology they have been provided with, and the developer is freed to focus on other(More)
The UK National Health Service is undergoing a tremendous IS-led change, the purpose of which is to create a service capable of meeting the demands of the 21 st century. The aim of this paper is to examine the extent to which persuasive discourse, or rhetoric, influences and affects the adoption of information systems within the health sector. It seeks to(More)
Web 2.0 thinking and technologies create a number of new opportunities to conduct research broadly labeled as Research 2.0. Research 2.0 is a growing area of academic and commercial interest, which includes research undertaken in online research communities. This research in progress paper explores the practice of online research communities using a case(More)