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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Being-with Information Technology : Critical explorations beyond use and design

Croon Fors, Anna January 2006 (has links)
In the thesis a theoretical exploration concerning the significance of information technology in everyday life is conducted. The main question advanced is how the reflexive nature of information technology can be envisioned. By this question attention is directed to transformative, experiential and dynamic qualities of information technology,i.e. unknown mergers of information technology and human experience. It is tentatively suggested that it is within everyday life that such transformative abilities are due to be significant. That is, depending on if and how people experience otherness in their relationships with information technology different strategies and responses of being a part of the whole are achieved. The main purpose of the thesis is to establish a theoretical base that both reveals such reflexivity and allows for further studies of the significance of information technology in everyday life. An extended purpose is to provide the critical tradition of Informatics research with an alternative view on what might count as critical ideals as well as make some suggestions about what should be subject to further research within this tradition. The framework#being-with information technology#emerges as a result of my insistence on grasping the relationship between information technology and human experience as a whole. Informed primarily by Martin Heidegger’s %1977& thinking on technology the framework ascribes primacy to meaning-making and sense-making processes. The framework also aspire to reach beyond notions of use and design by emphasizing the role and importance of the potential of information technology to transform human experience in new and significant ways. This potential is referred to as information technology as lifeworlds. Throughout the thesis, information technology as lifeworlds is recognized in a number of ways. At the same time it is argued that this is a never-ending, dynamic, open,complex, and often contradictory object of study. It is suggested that a focus on aesthetic experiences entails the possibility to investigate ambiguous meanings of information technology, meanings that all are intrinsic to information technology, but so far has received little or no attention. This suggestion is also a move away from a view of information technology as an object, with certain features, qualities and properties, towards a view of information technology as a relation to the world, to itself,and towards being human. / I boken felaktigt ISBN 91-7305-117-9, skall vara 91-7264-054-5

Den fysiska arbetsmiljön och dess inverkan på IT-studenters arbetssätt

Nilsson, Tim, Ståhlgren, Sonny January 2007 (has links)
<p>Informationsteknologi branschen är enligt en omfattande arbetsmiljöundersökning sämst i</p><p>Sverige när det gäller att främja och aktivt arbeta för en god arbetsmiljö, ett fenomen som</p><p>även präglar vissa IT-utbildningar. Vi har med denna uppsats valt att undersöka huruvida en</p><p>student och dennes studiemetoder påverkas av sin arbetsmiljö. Vi har för att kunna få fram</p><p>studenters egna upplevelser och tankar gjort en kvalitativ fallstudie i form av</p><p>fokusgruppsundersökningar på två studieorter; den Matematiska och Systemtekniska</p><p>institutionen (MSI) på Växjö universitet samt Centrum för informationslogistik (CIL) i</p><p>Ljungby, två skolor som tillhandahåller olika IT-stöd för sina studenter. MSI har ett IT-stöd</p><p>bestående av klassiska datorsalar medans CIL som IT-stöd erbjuder studenterna på skolan att</p><p>leasa nya bärbara datorer. Vi påpekar och drar slutsatser kring skillnader i arbetsmiljön på de</p><p>olika studieorterna. Vi drar slutsatser kring och jämför även de undersökningsresultat vi fått</p><p>mot vår insamlade teori som behandlar värdet av bärbara datorer i undervisning, studenters</p><p>påverkan av fysisk och psykisk arbetsmiljö, arbetsmiljölagen samt vilka konsekvenser detta</p><p>kan få för en organisation.</p> / <p>The information technology industry is according to a large workplace environmental study</p><p>the business that finish last in place in Sweden when it comes to working actively for a</p><p>satisfying work environment. In this essay we have chosen to investigate whether a student</p><p>and his or hers study methods are affected by his or hers work environment. To be able to find</p><p>out what experiences and thoughts students have, we have done a qualitative case study. The</p><p>case study consists of two focus group interviews in two different locations, the first one at</p><p>the School of Mathematics and Systems Engineering (MSI) at Växjö University and the</p><p>second one at The Center for Information Logistics (CIL) in Ljungby. The two institutions</p><p>have different IT-solutions which they provide to their students, MSI with the classical</p><p>computer rooms and CIL who offer their students a leasing deal including new laptops. We</p><p>point out factors in the two institutions and draw conclusions about their differences. We also</p><p>draw conclusions about and compare our research data with our theory, including subjects as</p><p>the value of laptops in education, the physical and psychical work environments effects on</p><p>students, the work environment act and also the consequences these factors may have on an</p><p>organization.</p>

Informatik im Herstellungs- und Nutzungskontext ein technikbezogener Zugang zur fachübergreifenden Lehre /

Engbring, Dieter. January 2004 (has links) (PDF)
Paderborn, Universiẗat, Diss., 2004.

Informatik im Herstellungs- und Nutzungskontext ein technikbezogener Zugang zur fachübergreifenden Lehre /

Engbring, Dieter. January 2004 (has links) (PDF)
Paderborn, Univ., Diss., 2004. / Computerdatei im Fernzugriff.

E-handel och tillit : En kvalitativ studie om företags och kunders perspektiv på tillit

Hedman, Anny, Brorsson, Emilie January 2013 (has links)
Statistics indicate an increase in online shopping. This indication could result in the loss of safety factors for the customer, for example the possibility to physically examine the product, interact with professional store personnel and try the product before purchase – factors which all could support the customer in her choice of company and product. The purpose of this study is to increase the theoretical knowledge regarding strategies in the area of trust-development between customers and companies. We have chosen to investigate what strategies web based companies apply and how they are perceived by their customers. Thus, we conduct our study on a market leading company, selling quality-demanding products, to investigate how they apply trust-development strategies. To be able to understand the inner workings of e-commerce and how trust-development is created, we will present the history of e- commerce as well as the concept of web 2.0 and their impact on customers and companies acting in the e-commerce market. To answer our research questions and sub-purposes we have applied a three-step method containing a literature study, an observational study and focus groups. Results of the study indicate that the existing general strategies in the area of trust-development are applicable, however they lack certain important components according to customers. The most prominent results of the study show that the design of web sites and web-shops is of utmost importance to the customers and thus should be integrated into previously developed strategies.

IT-tjänstefiering inom industrin : En studie om hur IT är värdeskapande vid tillverkningsindustrins övergång mot tjänsteorienterade affärsmodeller

Olsson, Joakim, Rönnlund, Niklas January 2013 (has links)
The manufactory industry, due to decline in profit margins, is seeking new business opportunities by moving towards servitization and value-adding services in after-sales. We have therefore conducted a case study to investigate a manufacturing company in their current transformation towards servitization. By studying the management perspective, we aimed to understand how Information Technology, by adding value, could play a role in the transformation process. This study shows that information technology can take an integrating role, by supporting new value-adding services to provider and customer, as well as a co-creating role, where both provider and customer benefits by learning from each other, in the changing work process initiated by new services. The study has also shown that Information Technology, together with organization, information and people, are crucial components in the manufactory industry’s transformation towards servitization.  Furthermore, the study has also shown that the value chain has the potential to drastically change due to the value-adding that the information technology brings to the progress of servitization.

Datormedierad kommunikation upprätthåller kontakten : IT som stöd för internationella studenter och soldater i utlandstjänst vid geografisk distansering

Andersson, Joel, Berglund, Anders January 2013 (has links)
It has become more popular to work abroad and companies have become more global than they used to. A big reason for this is due to globalization and the progress done within the field of technology. Because of this aloofness that occurs, a gap between the expatriates’ personal life and his or her working life develops. The cases focused on in this paper includes people who are distanced from their private lives at least a few consecutive months but are all aiming to get back when they are done with their individual errands. Computer-Mediated Communication can help these people to keep in touch and can also help them to stay in both places without physically being there. By taking advantage of the technological development that exists today it can help relatives and other people to stay close during these periods of time. When the expatriates’ come back to their private lives it can be as they never went away if Computer-Mediated Communication have been used frequently. This paper addresses the issue of emotional and geographical aloofness with research within the area of organizational use of Social Media and other types of Computer-Mediated Communication.

Design av interaktionsmoment för spelarmotivation

Nylund, Adam, Åberg, Anton January 2013 (has links)
The game industry is growing by every year but for some reason the research surrounding it hasn't caught up with its rapid expansion. This study aims at expanding the knowledge surrounding one of those areas, player motivations. An empirical model has been used to identify which interaction has the highest impact on player motivation in story-driven roleplaying-games. By conducting semi-structured interviews with eight different game developers using the GameFlow model to explore the use of interactions to sustain the motivation of the player a new criteria has been identified. This additional criteria was: Alive, and it was shown to have a high impact on motivation in story-driven roleplaying-games. This study also shows that this approach can be used to identify other criterias in other genres and by doing so expanding the knowledge surrounding player motivations in other game genres.

Sociala verktyg på en digital marknadsplats : Ett ramverk för användning av sociala medier i marknadsförings- och PR-syfte

Angerbjörn, Gustav January 2013 (has links)
Abstract Digital media in general and social media in particular are becoming more and more important to businesses across the globe. It is an effective way to reach out to consumers and establish a good relationship with existing customers. Most companies today use digital media in order to market themselves and to establish good public relations. A lot of those companies have also realized the enormous marketing capabilities that social media provides. However, in spite of the plethora of possibilities that comes with social media it can also, in some cases, hinder the companies ́ success. In this essay I attempt to come up with a framework of strategies for how social media can be used in an effective way for marketing and PR. In order to accomplish this, I perform a quantitative study of how a dinner-kit company called Middagsfrid and their customers use the interactional features of Facebook. Finally, I present a framework of strategies for how social media can be used for marketing and PR. The study conducted in this essay shows that it is important for companies to be active when communicating through social media and to explicitly seek interaction from the customers in order to have some control over the message that is being sent out. Furthermore, it shows that if a company wants to be a part of the social media-scene it is of great importance to do so wholeheartedly and with a plan.

Communicating vessels for relevant and rigorous eGovernment research

Lindblad-Gidlund, Katarina, Axelsson, Karin January 2008 (has links)
Several researchers have pointed out that the field of eGovernment suffers from a too short-termed, project oriented, retrospective focus and a naïve technological optimism. Reflexive, critical analysis, cumulative research and altered use of theoretical frames are asked for to increase the practical value. However, in front of fulfilling such expectations the reality is that we get the research we are asking for, and we are asking for the research we know exist, and in this logic lies a lot of communicative challenges (as well as funding mechanisms). This article tries to address this relation and does so by putting forward an initiative to establish a national network of eGovernment researchers and practitioners (from private and public sector).

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