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"Lumsden, Joanna (Jo)" <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:21:37 +0000
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I am delighted to announce the latest issue of the International Journal of Mobile HCI (IJMHCI). Please see below for details.  I would also like to take this opportunity to invite submissions from researchers working in the field of Mobile HCI.
Abstract Announcement for International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI) 10(2)
The contents of the latest issue of:
International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI)
Volume 10, Issue 2, April - June 2018
Indexed by: Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC, PsycINFO®, SCOPUS, Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
For a complete list of indexing and abstracting services that include this journal, please reference the bottom of this announcement.
Published: Quarterly in Print and Electronically
ISSN: 1942-390X; EISSN: 1942-3918;
Published by IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, USA<>

Editor-in-Chief: Joanna Lumsden (Aston University, UK)
Note: The International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI) has an Open Access option, which allows individuals and institutions unrestricted access to its published content. Unlike traditional subscription-based publishing models, open access content is available without having to purchase or subscribe to the journal in which the content is published. All IGI Global manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.


Editorial Preface

Jo Lumsden (School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK)

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A Field Study of Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment using Tablets for Communication at Home: Closing Technology Adoption Gaps using InTouch

Aaron Yurkewich (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada), Anita Stern (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada), Rushmita Alam (George Brown College, Toronto, Canada), Ron Baecker (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada)

This article describes how a tablet-based communication technology designed for older adults was explored for its adoption and impact on family relationships. A case study methodology was employed to collect and analyze interviews, field notes, observations and messaging activity over a 12 week period. Twelve participants, eight with a Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) score suggestive of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), were paired with a student to learn and use InTouch. 1212 messages were sent, from which text, audio, photo, and video data types were used 705, 280, 143 and 84 times, respectively. Most participants voiced that personalized text messaging was not the easiest feature to use, but was their preferred mode. Two participants used audio more than text, highlighting a need for feature customization. Older adults view a simplified tablet-based interface as a valuable means of enhancing communication with friends and family. With guided weekly support older adults learned to use this technology independently and integrated its use into their daily lives.

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The Study and Design of Collaboration Tools for Flight Attendants

Stephanie Wong (Simon Fraser University, Surrey, Canada), Samarth Singhal (Simon Fraser University, Surrey, Canada), Carman Neustaedter (Simon Fraser University, Surrey, Canada)

Collaboration is a core component of work activities amongst flight attendants. This is as they work to promote onboard safety and deliver a high level of customer service. Yet we know little of how flight attendants collaborate and how we can best design technology to support this collaboration. Through an interview study with flight attendants, the authors explored their collaborative practices and processes and how technology aided such practices. While technologies like interphones and flight attendant call buttons act as collaboration tools, they identified instances where the usability and functionality of these devices were barriers for maintaining efficient communication, situation awareness, and information exchange. The authors used these results to identify design suggestions for technology that can enhance communication and collaboration in aircraft settings amongst flight attendants. To illustrate these design suggestions, they designed and developed Smart Crew, a smartwatch application that allows flight attendants to maintain an awareness of each other and communicate through messaging with haptic feedback. Smart Crew is designed with an emphasis on real time information access, location updates and direct communication between flight attendants regardless of their location on the airplane.

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Digital Integration in the 3rd Wave of Mobile HCI: A Key Challenge for Overcoming the Inverted Digital Divide

Mikael Wiberg (Department of Informatics, Umea University, Umea, Sweden), Charlotte Wiberg (Department of Informatics, Umea University, Umea, Sweden)

What does the 3rd wave of mobile computing hold for us, and what are the challenges ahead as we now move from the 1st and 2nd wave to the 3rd wave of mobile HCI? While the 1st wave enabled mobile computing on a basic level - including basic connectivity and the development of mobile devices - and while the 2nd wave was to a large extent about the development of mobile content (from digital services and apps, to services for storing our data in the cloud), the authors suggest that the 3rd wave of mobile computing is less technology-driven, but rather about what mobile computing can enable, and how mobile computing is increasingly a gateway to society at large. In this article, the authors focus specifically on this 3rd wave of mobile computing, and in particular on what they call an inverted digital divide - a state where the mobile technology is in place for its users, but where there is no access to the services in society that rely on mobile computing. In this article, the authors demonstrate this inverted digital divide through a number of examples where they show how this plays out for different groups of people where this is vital in a global world - e.g., visitors to a country such as tourists, immigrants and even people applying for asylum. The authors discuss what is needed in order to bridge this divide and they outline its implications for the further development of mobile services. In concluding this paper, the authors suggest that "digital integration" might serve as a key notion for resolving these issues as we now enter the 3rd wave of mobile HCI.

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Educational Technology Goes Mobile: Why? A Case Study of Finland

Antti Pirhonen (University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland), Rebekah Rousi (University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland)

Recent decades have revealed that the digital educational technology that is expected to revolutionise schooling for generations to come, is fraught with challenges. One major challenge is that educational systems vastly vary between cultures and countries. The differences start from the conceptualisation of education and school. It is, therefore, quite inaccurate to handle education as a universal concept. In this article the authors evade generalisation by discussing the use of mobile technology in the schools of one single, relatively homogenous nation: Finland. The backbone of their analysis is the core national curriculum of basic education. The appropriateness of mobile technology in the school context is reflected upon through the objectives and ethos of basic education. The conclusions are discussed in terms of their contribution to the understanding of the use culture of mobile technology.

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