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Att Instagramma eller att umgås?: En studie om smartphoneanvändande i sociala situationer
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC).
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC).
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To use Instagram or to socialize? : A study about the use of smartphones in social situations (English)
Abstract [sv]

Teknikens snabba utveckling har förändrat hur människor använder teknik och hur vanor bildas kring den. Tidigare forskning visar att majoriteten av smartphoneanvändare ofta använder sin enhet under sociala aktiviteter, även om det inte anses vara socialt accepterat. Detta faktum gör det intressant att undersöka vilka faktorer och funktioner som påverkar användningen av smartphones under sociala aktiviteter samt om det finns några situationer som motiverar till eventuella undantag. I denna undersökning utforskas Medieteknikstudenters ställningstagande vad gäller användningen av smartphones under sociala situationer. De sociala situationerna har begränsats till en grupp bestående av tre till fem vänner i en café- eller restaurangmiljö.

För att besvara frågeställningen har en studie genomförts i form av dels en kvantitativ enkät som skickades ut till studenterna, samt en kvalitativ studie i form av fokusgrupper. Resultatet av de båda visade att det inte fanns ett definitivt svar på studenternas inställning till användandet av smartphones i dessa situationer, utan de flesta studenterna ansåg vad som var acceptabelt eller inte var beroende av situationen. Majoriteten tyckte också att användande som inte var märkbar eller användning som bidrog till den sociala situationen var acceptabelt.

Abstract [en]

Technology’s swift development has changed the way people use it and the way habits form around it. Research has shown that the majority of smartphone users use their device during social activities, even though it is deemed unacceptable. This idea is what makes it interesting to investigate what factors, and if there are applications, that affect the use of smartphones during social activities and if there are any situations that warrants exceptions. The problem this essay will explore is:" What is Media Technology students’ stance on the use of smartphones during social activities?". The social activities were narrowed down to a group consisting of three to five friends in a café or restaurant setting.

To answer the problem a quantitative survey was sent out to the target group and qualitative focus groups were conducted. The result of both showed that there was not a definitive answer on the students’ stance. Most students felt that whether something was acceptable or not was contingent on the situation at hand. The majority felt like unnoticeable use or use that contributed to the social activity was acceptable.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Keyword [en]
social norms, smartphones
Keyword [sv]
sociala normer, smartphones
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Media and Communication Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-189034OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-189034DiVA: diva2:942785
Subject / course
Media Technology
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Media Technology
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Available from: 2016-07-05 Created: 2016-06-26 Last updated: 2016-07-05Bibliographically approved

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