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M obile and pervasive computing technologies provide us with some of the first opportunities to explore computing outside climate-controlled building environments. With this freedom comes an endless variety of environments that the research community has just begun to explore as potential sites for technology use. The original pervasive computing systems(More)
This article examines forms of shared access to technology where some privileges of ownership are retained. I propose a framework for evaluating the equality in access concerns that arise from a multitude of sharing configurations. This analytical lens employs a definition of sharing as informal, non-remunerative resource distributing activities where(More)
Mobile and wireless computers are rapidly becoming popular with the general public. In our research we design and evaluate new types of applications that take advantage of the unique characteristics of these devices in novel ways. One of these applications is Graffiti, a context-aware device designed using ideas from social navigation research. This system(More)
Using an ethnographic approach we sought to understand how the personal aspirations and social landscapes of Ghanaians living in London shaped their use of a constellation of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as camcorders, digital cameras, the Internet, and mobile phones. Among the individuals we interviewed we discovered two(More)
In contrast to most research in HCI, this workshop focuses on non-use, that is, situations where people do <i>not</i> use computing technology. Using a reflexive pre-workshop activity and discussion-oriented sessions, we will consider the theories, methods, foundational texts, and central research questions in the study of non-use. In addition to a special(More)