Wiredu, Gamel.

Mobile Computer Usability : An Organizational Personality Perspective - Berlin/Heidelberg : Springer, 2013. - 1 online resource (221 p.) - eBooks on Demand Progress in IS . - Progress in IS .

""Foreword""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""Figures""; ""Tables""; ""1 Introduction""; ""1.1�Usability of ICTs: Relevance and General Perspectives""; ""1.1.1 Social Construction and Technology Determinism""; ""1.2�Key Themes""; ""1.2.1 The Unity of Technology Applications""; ""1.2.2 The Continuity of Use Contexts""; ""1.3�The Significance of Unity and Continuity""; ""1.4�Theoretical Assumptions""; ""1.4.1 An Historical Conception of Human Beings""; ""1.4.2 An Historical Conception of ICTs""; ""1.5�Structure and Content""; ""2 Mobility and Mobile ICTs"" ""2.1�Functional Perspective: Mobility of Humans and Objects""""2.2�Interactional Perspective: Spatial, Temporal and Context Mobility""; ""2.2.1 Spatial Mobility""; ""2.2.2 Temporal Mobility""; ""2.2.3 Contextual Mobility""; ""2.3�Mobile Services""; ""2.4�Historicity of Human Mobility""; ""2.4.1 Biological Inducements""; ""2.4.2 Socio-Cultural Inducements""; ""2.5�Historicity of Mobile ICTs""; ""2.5.1 Technological Inducements""; ""2.5.2 Socio-Economic Inducements""; ""2.6�Chapter Summary""; ""3 The Historicity of Human Activity and Perception"" ""3.1�Background to Cultural Historical Activity Theory""""3.2�Activity Structure""; ""3.3�Activity System""; ""3.4�Principles of Activity""; ""3.4.1 Object-Orientation""; ""3.4.2 Externalisation and Internalisation""; ""3.4.3 Consciousness""; ""3.4.4 Contradictions""; ""3.4.5 Mediation and Prosthesis""; ""3.5�The Historical Epistemology of Perception""; ""3.6�Chapter Summary""; ""4 The Co-evolution of Organization, Technology and Personality""; ""4.1�On Personality""; ""4.2�Modern Organization, Activity and Personality""; ""4.2.1 Embodied Labour and Collocated Organization"" ""4.2.2 Collocated Activity and Contradictions""""4.2.3 Modern Personality""; ""4.3�Trends in ICT Innovation""; ""4.3.1 Technological Trends""; ""4.3.2 Socio-Technical Offshoots""; ""4.4�Postmodern Organization, Activity and Personality""; ""4.4.1 Disembodied Human Capital and Distributed Organization""; ""4.4.2 Distributed Activity and Meta-Contradictions""; ""4.4.3 Uncertainties and Autonomy of Adaptation""; ""4.4.4 Postmodern or Organizational Personality""; ""4.5�Chapter Summary""; ""5 Mobile Learning and Computing in the British NHS""; ""5.1�Background"" ""5.2�Project Outline""""5.2.1 Pedagogical Framework""; ""5.2.2 Implementation""; ""5.3�Information Management""; ""5.3.1 Architecture of Mobile Computing Support""; ""5.3.2 Mobile Computing: Integration of PDAs""; ""5.3.3 Data Capture""; ""5.4�Implementation and Use""; ""5.4.1 Stage One""; ""5.4.2 Stage Two""; ""5.4.3 Stage Three""; ""5.4.4 Learning Outcomes""; ""5.5�Summary""; ""5.5.1 Problematic Learning Conditions""; ""5.5.2 Marginalisation of Technology""; ""6 Mobile Foreign Exchange Trading and Computing in a Bahrain Bank""; ""6.1�The Kingdom of Bahrain"" ""6.1.1 Bahrain as the Middle-East Financial Centre""

9783642410741 129 (NL),129 (1U)


Application software -- Development.
Human-computer interaction.
Mobile computing.
User-centered system design.
Web site development.


Electronic books.

QA76.59 .W57 2014

005.26 005.74