Susan Turner

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This paper demonstrates how activity theoretic concepts can be used in conjunction with an ethnographically informed approach to derive requirements on a work situation. We present a case study based on a series of collaborative design episodes, the structured description derived from it and show how a preliminary set of contextually-grounded requirements(More)
This paper discusses the introduction of a wireless network of personal digital assistants into a specialist unit of a hospital in Edinburgh. All of the technology has been used 'off-the-shelf' and 'out-of-the-box'. While we are able to report that the heterogeneous elements of this implementation have been integrated, work well together and that the users(More)
the rate of such serious mental disorders as major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizo-phrenia is about two times higher among incarcerated men and three times higher in incarcerated As the number of persons supervised by the criminal justice system in the United States grows— it is now at an all-time high of 7.2 million (Glaze & Bonczar, 2007)—so will(More)
<b>Motivation</b> -- to explore the nature and dimensions of attachment to digital and non-digital artefacts and explicate any differences in emotional attachment between digital and non-digital artefacts. <b>Research approach</b> -- Repertory grid based study <b>Findings/Design</b> -- no clear distinctions between attachment to digital and non-digital(More)
We report a pair of repertory grid studies that explore the attachment people have for digital and non-digital artefacts. In the first study we found no clear distinctions between emotional attachment to digital and non-digital artefacts: people are attached to their mobile phones in much the same way as to a childhood teddy bear. There was also evidence(More)