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  • 1.
    Bibri, Simon Elias
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    The human face of ambient intelligence: Cognitive, emotional, affective, behavioral and conversational aspects2015Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    As a socially disruptive technology, Ambient Intelligence is ultimately directed towards humans and targeted at the mundane life made of an infinite richness of circumstances that cannot fully be considered and easily be anticipated. Most books, however, focus their analysis on, or deal largely with, the advancement of the technology and its potential only. This book offers a fresh, up-to-date, and holistic approach to Ambient Intelligence. As such, it addresses the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary aspects of the rapidly evolving field of Ambient Intelligence by seamlessly integrating and fusing it with artificial intelligence, cognitive science and psychology, social sciences, and humanities. It is divided into two main parts: Part 1 is about different permutations of enabling technologies as well as core computational capabilities, namely context awareness, implicit and natural interaction, and intelligent behavior. It details the existing and upcoming prerequisite technologies, and elucidates the application and convergence of major current and future computing trends. Part 2 is an accessible review and synthesis of the latest research in the human-directed sciences and computing and how these are intricately interrelated in the realm of Ambient Intelligence. It deals with the state-of-the-art human-inspired applications which show human-like understanding and exhibit intelligent behavior in relation to a variety of aspects of human functioning - states and processes. It describes and elaborates on the rich potential of Ambient Intelligence from a variety of interrelated perspectives and the plethora of challenges and bottlenecks involved in making Ambient Intelligence a reality, and also discusses the established knowledge and recent discoveries in the human-directed sciences and their application and convergence in the ambit of Ambient Intelligence computing. This seminal reference work is the most comprehensive of its kind, and will prove invaluable to students, researchers, and professionals across both computing and the human-directed sciences. © 2015 Atlantis Press and the author(s).

  • 2.
    Ewertsson, Lena
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Centre for Studies of Political Science, Communication and Media (CPKM). Gothenburg Research Institute, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Banking on (the) Line: Security & Authentication Practices in the Minimization of Internet Crime2012In: Conference track: Monitoring, identifying, displacing: on everyday surveillance & security practices., 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    During recent decades, satellite systems and digital technology, the Internet included, gradually have begun to meet and become recombined with existing practices of banking. Homebanking, internet-banking, e-codes, cashpoints, debit cards, card readers in the home and other places, are perhaps some of the most visible expressions of such recombinations. By allowing new forms of organization and interaction, the marriage between banking, satellite and digital techniques has involved radical changes for banking activities as well as for  the individual and society at large. At the same time, it involves a number of dimensions and problems increasingly discussed in terms of crime, threats, uncertainties and risks deriving from particular innovative practices of recombination called, for instance, skimming, hacking and Trojan attacks. In this paper, I explore an issue which hitherto has been little investigated: what do banks do in practice when they deal with problems, threats and uncertainties related to such ’unwanted’ innovative activities? Here I concentrate on Nordea AB, a Stockholm-based financial services group operating in Northern Europe, which is described as ’the world leader of internet banking in terms of usage, having more than 5.9 million online customers doing more than 260 million payments/ year” (Wikipedia). By making more visible the work on security & authentication carried out by Nordea, I hope to illuminate, nuance and problematize more general imaginations of how technologies associated with the Internet can be used in attempts to enact, expand, destabilize or sabotage particular interactions and relations.

  • 3.
    Ihlström Eriksson, Carina
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Man and Information technology laboratory (MI-lab).
    Åkesson, Maria
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Man and Information technology laboratory (MI-lab).
    Introducing the e-newspaper - Audience Preferences and Demands2007In: Openness in digital publishing: awareness, discovery and access : proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, organised by the Vienna University of Technology (Vienna, Austria), Vienna, June 13-15, 2007 / [ed] Leslie Chan, Bob Martens, Vienna: IRIS-ISIS Publications , 2007, p. 65-74Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper adds to the overall understanding of new media adoption in general and the promotion of the e-newspaper in particular by empirically studying the preferences and demands of the potential users. The e-newspaper is a newspaper published on e-paper technology. The findings in this paper is based on the results from two studies, i.e. an online questionnaire with 3626 respondents and an evaluation in real life settings with 10 families over a two week period. Our initial hypothesis was that: users confronted with a vision of new technology and services are more positive to adopt than users with actual use experience of technology and services in an early stage of development with inherent technology problems. The research question of the paper is: How does use experience influence perceptions of preferences and demands for the e-newspaper? The findings showed that the hypothesis proved to be false, the test persons that have an actual use experience of the e-newspaper, despite the shortcomings in the device and service, were more positive to adopt than the respondents that have experienced concept movies and prototypes with more advanced functionality and interface.

  • 4.
    Ihlström Eriksson, Carina
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Man and Information technology laboratory (MI-lab).
    Åkesson, Maria
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Man and Information technology laboratory (MI-lab).
    Lund, Jesper
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Man and Information technology laboratory (MI-lab).
    Designing Ubiquitous Media Services: Exploring the Two-Sided Market of Newspapers2016In: Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, ISSN 0718-1876, E-ISSN 0718-1876, Vol. 11, no 3, p. 1-19Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The two-sided market of newspapers with its two customer groups, readers and advertisers, is changing due to digitalization. This former stable and profitable market has lately suffered from both decreasing subscription and advertiser revenue. In this paper we use the term ubiquitous media environments to represent the vision of future media environments enabling device independent mass-scale distribution of ubiquitous media services in integrated infrastructures. We build upon a two-year action research project where researchers worked together with the Swedish newspaper industry to envision future ubiquitous media services and explore the following research question: how can ubiquitous media services be designed to leverage and balance value in a two-sided market? Five examples of ubiquitous media services were developed in collaboration and thereafter evaluated. These services were then illustrated in movie clips to trigger discussions on how ubiquitous media services can be designed. Drawing on the value aspects of ubiquitous media services from an advertiser and reader point-of-view and the platform owner role of the newspapers in a future ubiquitous media environments, we describe and discuss how ubiquitous media services can be designed to leverage value for advertisers and readers, and how newspaper organizations can strategize ubiquitous media environments. © 2016 Universidad de Talca - Chile

  • 5.
    Johansson, Lars-Olof
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Snis, Ulrika Lundh
    University West, S-46186 Trollhättan, Sweden.
    Svensson, Lars
    University West, S-46186 Trollhättan, Sweden.
    A Boundary Practice Perspective on Co-creation of ICT Innovations2016In: NORDIC CONTRIBUTIONS IN IS RESEARCH (SCIS 2016) / [ed] Snis, U L, Springer Publishing Company, 2016, p. 100-115Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Research has shown that collaboration and co-creation among different groups of stakeholders add complexity and challenges to the innovation process. In this paper a study of co-creation in a multi-stakeholder innovation process is presented. The co-creation is explored and described from a boundary practice perspective. The empirical data presented in the study is based on a user-centric innovation project, Free2Ride, where researchers, developers and members of two equestrian clubs co-created a piece of ICT safety equipment consisting of a transmitter (on the horse) and a receiver (application on a smartphone) to be used by equestrian club members during their everyday riding activities. Three episodes were extracted from the empirical data and presented in the paper. From these episodes the researchers have identified four characteristics of the spanning of boundaries in co-creation from a boundary practice perspective. One of the contributions in the papers is a description of boundary practicespanning. The research approach adopted in the study is the action case approach.

  • 6.
    Johnsson, David
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology.
    Martinsson, Albin
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology.
    Social Bridging Technologies2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Our society is changing. The role which information and communication technologies (ICT) play in our society is growing rapidly and meanwhile the world’s population is ageing. ICT has enabled social network sites (SNS), which are often targeted towards younger people and is therefore less suitable for seniors who find themselves displaced again and again. Through a design research oriented study, we explored the theories of non-traditional computing to find alternative ways of using technology to better meet the needs of seniors. We have found bridging technologies to be a promising domain that could help address the life-changing consequences of population ageing. We have identified four design principles to support the design of bridging technologies, geared towards enabling seniors to interact with social network sites. These principles constitute our final contribution.

  • 7.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS).
    ‘What [I] talk about when [I] am running’: Revetment Running, Ethnography and Econarratological Poetry2018In: The Ethnographic Edge - Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines, E-ISSN 2537-7426, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 9-20Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article, nonhuman poetry is explored. Departing from an autoethnographic project based on audio recordings made while running on revetments, and which  discussed how to give voice to nonhuman actors the possibilities of nonhuman poetry, this text aims at taking it one step further by extracting poetry from the material. Ethnographically, this is discussed in terms of affect, and an 'ethnography to be'. Theoretically, the study has a posthumanist approach, with a specific focus on the econarratology of philosopher Michel Serres. The method and theory are are discussed in tandem in relation to what philospher Peter Sloterdijk has coined 'amphibian anthropology'. By stacking the bracketed words in my transcriptions, four poems emerge in which background sounds, contextual descriptions, corrections and bodily sounds form the content. Each poem is accompanied by a map made from smartphone screenshots. The prose is found to be evocative of the surroundings of the recording, and also resonating with the ideas of human language as derivative of what Serres calls the Great narrative, the story of universe and nature themselves. The proximity to water and rocks discernible in the experiment is seen as a result stemming from practicing the hope-oriented 'ethnography to be'.

  • 8.
    Lindgren, Thomas
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS). Volvo Cars.
    Fors, Vaike
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Pink, Sarah
    Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
    Bergquist, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Experiencing the Future Car: Anticipatory UX as a Social and Digital Phenomenon2019In: Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, ISSN 0905-0167, E-ISSN 1901-0990, Vol. 31, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to be innovative and competitive, the automotive industry seeks to understand how to attract new customers, even before they have experienced the product. User Experience (UX) research often provides insights into situated uses of products, and reflections after their use, however tells us little about how products and services are experienced before use. We propose anticipation theory as a way to understand how shared experiences between people in an online discussion forum relate to UX of cars before they are actually experienced in real-life. We took an ethnographic approach to analyse the activities of members of a self-organised web-based discussion forum for Tesla car enthusiasts, to understand how product anticipation emerges in a digital-material setting. Our study identifies how anticipatory experiences create UX of car ownership which evolves through members’ engagement in a self-organised online community enabled through the digitalisation and connectivity of the car, and how such car experiences generate new forms of digital anticipation of the car. We conclude that the shift towards digitalisation of cars and subscription services creates a need for more interdisciplinary research into spatial and temporal aspects, where socially shared anticipatory experiences are increasingly important for the overall UX.

  • 9.
    Lundström, Jens
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Ourique de Morais, Wagner
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Menezes, Maria Luiza Recena
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Gabrielli, C.
    Bentes, João
    School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster, Shore Road, Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, United Kingdom.
    Pinheiro Sant'Anna, Anita
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Synnott, Jonathan
    School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster, Shore Road, Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, United Kingdom.
    Nugent, Christopher
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Halmstad intelligent home - Capabilities and opportunities2016In: Internet of Things Technologies for HealthCare: Third International Conference, HealthyIoT 2016, Västerås, Sweden, October 18-19, 2016, Revised Selected Papers / [ed] Mobyen Uddin AhmedShahina BegumWasim Raad, Berlin: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2016, Vol. 187, p. 9-15Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Research on intelligent environments, such as smart homes, concerns the mechanisms that intelligently orchestrate the pervasive technical infrastructure in the environment. However, significant challenges are to build, configure, use and maintain these systems. Providing personalized services while preserving the privacy of the occupants is also difficult. As an approach to facilitate research in this area, this paper presents the Halmstad Intelligent Home and a novel approach for multioccupancy detection utilizing the presented environment. This paper also presents initial results and ongoing work. © ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2016.

  • 10.
    Pink, Sarah
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Fors, Vaike
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Being in a mediated world: self-tracking and the mind–body–environment2017In: Cultural Geographies, ISSN 1474-4740, E-ISSN 1477-0881, Vol. 24, no 3, p. 375-388Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Self-tracking is an increasingly ubiquitous everyday activity and therefore is becoming implicated in the ways that everyday environments are experienced and configured. In this article, we examine theoretically and ethnographically how the digital materiality of these technologies mediates and participates in the constitution of people’s tacit ways of being in the world. We argue that accounting for the presence of such technologies as part of everyday environments in this way offers new insights for non-representational accounts of everyday life as developed in geography and anthropology and advances existing understandings of these technologies as it has emerged in sociology and media studies.

  • 11.
    Pink, Sarah
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS). RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
    Fors, Vaike
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Self-tracking and mobile media: New digital materialities2017In: Mobile Media & Communication, ISSN 2050-1579, E-ISSN 2050-1587, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 219-238Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article we take the novel step of bringing together recent scholarship about mobile media and communications with new ethnographic research and scholarship about mobile self-tracking. The correspondences and entanglements between mobile media and self-tracking technologies, and scholarship, we argue, are usefully considered in relation to each other both empirically and theoretically. Indeed, we propose that the convergence between self-tracking and mobile media means that we will increasingly need to account for their entanglements in mobile media research, and that there is therefore a need to explore the implications of taking the new step of approaching self-tracking research through the prism of mobile media scholarship. © The Author(s) 2017

  • 12.
    Pink, Sarah
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS). RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
    Fors, Vaike
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Glöss, Mareike
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Automated futures and the mobile present: In-car video ethnographies2019In: Ethnography, ISSN 1466-1381, E-ISSN 1741-2714, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 88-107Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    New technological possibilities associated with autonomous driving (AD) cars are generating new questions and imaginaries about automated futures. In this article we advance a theoretical-methodological approach towards researching this context based in design anthropological theory and sensory ethnographic practice. In doing so we explain and discuss the findings of an in-car video ethnography study designed to investigate the usually unspoken and not necessarily visible elements of car-based mobility. Such an approach is needed, we argue, both in order to inform a research agenda that is capable of addressing the emergence of automated vehicles specifically, as well as in preparation for understanding the implications of automation more generally as human mobility is increasingly entangled with automated technologies and the future imaginaries associated with them. © The British Association of Hand Therapists Ltd 2017.

  • 13.
    Pink, Sarah
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS). Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
    Fors, Vaike
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Lindgren, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Emerging technologies and anticipatory images: Uncertain ways of knowing with automated and connected mobilities2018In: Philosophy of Photography, ISSN 2040-3682, E-ISSN 2040-3690, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 195-216Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article we outline two different ways of ‘seeing’ autonomous driving (AD) cars. The first corresponds with the technological innovation narrative, published in online industry, policy, business and other news contexts, that pitches AD cars as the solution to societal problems, and urges users to trust and accept them so that such benefits can be accrued. The second is a narrative of everyday improvisation, which was visualized through our video ethnography and participant mapping exercises. Our research, undertaken in Sweden, involved possible future everyday users of AD cars. We argue for a research and intervention agenda that examines how the visual narration of how AD cars might participate in human futures, could be shifted to create new modes of trust and reassurance for publics. 

  • 14.
    Smedley, Jo
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS). Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
    Working with blended learning2005In: Enhancing teaching in higher education: New approaches for improving student learning / [ed] Peter Hartley, Amanda Woods & Martin Pill, London: Routledge, 2005, p. 83-94Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Sumartojo, Shanti
    et al.
    RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
    Pink, Sarah
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS). RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
    Lupton, Deborah
    University of Canberra, Bruce, ACT, Australia.
    LaBond, Christine Heyes
    University of Canberra, Bruce, ACT, Australia.
    The affective intensities of datafied space2016In: Emotion, Space and Society, ISSN 1755-4586, E-ISSN 1878-0040, Vol. 21, p. 33-40Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The concept of datafication - which refers to the idea that many aspects of life can be rendered into digital data which can subsequently be analysed and used to understand, predict and guide interventions in society - has been both enthusiastically engaged with and critically deconstructed in recent literatures. In this article, we explore the relevance of datification for understanding the spatiality of everyday life. In doing so, we argue for a refigured concept of datafication through theoretical and empirical scholarship focused on affect. We suggest that a renewed concept of datafication - that is, of datafied space - offers a framework for how we dwell in and move through a world where digital data about humans have an increasing presence. To make our arguments, we offer an account of a recent study of cycle-commuting and self-tracking in Melbourne and Canberra, Australia. We used helmet-mounted action cameras and video interviews in a 'digital sensory ethnography' to explore the entanglement of bodies, bicycles, digital devices, data and affect that shape how people move through and make sense of what we call 'datafied space'. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  • 16.
    Sundén, Marcus
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Bergman, Ebbe
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Among machineguns and duck faces: En studie i relationen mellan digital medieanvändning, stress, sömnproblem och kön.2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna uppsats är att undersöka kopplingen mellan ungdomars medieanvändning och upplevd stress samt sömnproblematik. Frågorna som har behandlats i studien är ”Vilka olika typer av medieplattformar använder killar respektive tjejer?”,”Vad kännetecknar killar respektive tjejers medieanvändning gällande tidsfaktorn?” och ”Hur upplever killar/tjejer att användning av digitala medier påverkar deras sömn och stress?”. Metoden som använts för studien har varit fokusgrupper samt enkäter. Urvalet har varit tio gymnasieungdomar med jämn fördelning mellan kön. Studien har visat på en problematik gällande stress eller sömn i kombination av mediekonsumtion.Studien visar även på en skillnad mellan könen där killar tenderar att ha ett underskott av sömn på grund utav hög mediekonsumtion under deras lediga tid. Tjejerna har påvisat att de konsumerar medier i hög grad precis som killarna men underskott av sömn samt en känsla av stress. Skillnaden i mediekonsumtionen är att killarna tenderar att spela medan tjejerna konsumerar socialamedier. Tjejerna upplever en hög grad av stress när de inte kan nyttja sociala medier. Killarna hade mindre problem att avvara spelande i skolmiljön.

  • 17.
    Taubner, Helena
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    DYSLEXI, INTERNET OCH STIGMA: en netnografisk studie av nätbaserad kommunikation hos personer med dyslexi2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Titel (translated from Swedish): Dyslexia, the internet and stigma – a netnographic study of online communication in people with dyslexia

    Author: Helena Taubner

    Supervisor: Åsa Wengelin

    Examinator: Magnus Tideman

    Masters thesis (30 ECTS) in Disability Studies, University of Halmstad, Sweden, spring 2013

    The thesis is written in Swedish.

    Our communication continually changes, and the internet is an important factor in that development. New ways of making writing more efficient, for example the use of abbreviations and special symbols are emerging. We mix written language with photos, films, sound clips and links. Norms for what is considered to be the correct use of language are displaced. When our abilities do not match society’s expectations, stigmatization occurs. This is what happens to a person with dyslexia when the demands placed upon them for their reading and writing abilities become too high. What happens when the communication moves into the online environment? The following three issues are addressed:

    How do individuals with dyslexia communicate online?

    How do individuals with dyslexia relate to their online communication?

    How do individuals with dyslexia control their stigma when communicating online?

    The study is a two-part qualitative case study based upon semi-structured interviews and netnographic shadowing with two informants, Andreas and Linda. The results were analysed with reference to Goffman’s theory of stigma. In spite of the fact that Andreas has greater difficulties with reading and writing than Linda, he experiences less stigma in relation to communication, since he more consciously manages to control his stigma. A crucial factor for both informants is whether or not the online forum is synchronous or asynchronous (it is impossible for them to pass in synchronous forums). Hence, the study suggests that the degree of stigmatization does not necessarily correspond to the degree of difficulties with reading and writing.

  • 18.
    Taubner, Helena
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Increased Agency through Screens and Co-Creation – Literacy Practices within a Group of People with Aphasia at a Swedish Folk High School2019In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, ISSN 1501-7419, E-ISSN 1745-3011, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 197-206Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article aims to analyse characteristics of collective and authentic literacy practices within a group of people with aphasia attending an aphasia course at a Swedish folk high school. The group included 12 individuals with aphasia who were studied during a period of 3 weeks. Ethnographic data consists of video and audio recordings, photos and field notes. Two main characteristics of the literacy practices were identified: digital screens dominated and bridged the online/offline boundary, and shared knowledge enabled the participants to co-create literacy. The literacy practices were emancipatory, because they provided ways for the participants to un-mask their inherent competence, increasing their agency. When the use of digital technology transforms a (formerly non-literacy) practice into a multimodal literacy practice, and when an individual with aphasia becomes part of a literacy co-creation practice, the disability (understood as a relation between individual and environmental characteristics) caused by aphasia is reduced. © 2019 The Author(s). 

  • 19.
    Thorell, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS), Lärande, Profession och Samhällsutveckling.
    Digital techniques for participatory city planning processes2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The project “Digital techniques for participatory city planning processes” increases the understanding of digital techniques for expanding the public involvement within city planning. Four different levels of citizen involvement could be applied within participatory processes. Information involves information from authorities to citizens. Consultation is associated with meetings where authorities listen to citizens but they do not have to take their opinions into consideration. Partnership means collaborative processes where citizens formulate strategies in cooperation with authorities. Mobilization denotes actions initiated by citizens within the civil society. The poster illustrates approaches, methods and products for E-participation, E-government, Web Collaboration and online forums. It also introduces tools for the collecting and exhibiting historical and more current data. The digital tools for participatory planning processes are structured in four groups: tool for (1) structuring ideas, (2) communication, (3) cooperation between the public sector and civil society and (4) collecting and exhibiting data.

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