On a Mission without a Home Base: Conceptualizing Nomadicity in Student Group Work
2006 (English)In: COOPERATIVE SYSTEMS DESIGN: SEAMLESS INTEGRATION OF ARTIFACTS AND CONVERSATIONS - ENHANCED CONCEPTS OF INFRASTRUCTURE FOR COMMUNICATION / [ed] Hassanaly P, Herrmann T, Kunau G, Zacklad M, 2006, Vol. 137, 23-38 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
We are observing that the current body of CSCW research is focusing either on stable workplaces with a single cooperative unit or on mobile work, with highly mobile professionals. We are attempting to fill the gap between workplace and mobile with a field study of student work, which we regard as exhibiting a high degree of nomadicity. After comparing student work with centres of coordination and mobility work, we unpack the notion of nomadicity as a work condition, constituted by a complex of discontinuities, leading to work partitioning and re-assembly. We draw design and methodological implications.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 137, 23-38 p.
, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, ISSN 0922-6389 ; 137
mobility, nomadicity, discontinuity, partitioning, reassembly
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-27964ISI: 000284917100003ISBN: 978-1-58603-604-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-27964DiVA: diva2:383041
7th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems Carry le Rouet, FRANCE, MAY 09-12, 2006
QC 201101042011-01-042011-01-032012-01-14Bibliographically approved