A young nomad's guide to new digital terrains

Satchell, C 2006, A young nomad's guide to new digital terrains, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Applied Communication, RMIT University.

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Title A young nomad's guide to new digital terrains
Author(s) Satchell, C
Year 2006
Abstract In the early twenty first century, the mobile phone plays an integral role in helping young people shape their identity and achieve social goals. This means that designers of mobile phones are not only creating an artefact that will have a functional purpose for the end user, but one that will be saturated with cultural meanings. In response, the research conducted for this thesis aims to investigate the use of mobile phones in youth cultures so the social and cultural intricacies of interactions can be understood. Consistent with a user centred design approach, the insights from the user study are applied to the development of new technology. The result is the development of The Swarm; a mobile phone prototype that meets the specific social and cultural needs of the young users in the study. Integral to this is the development of a methodological approach that embeds cultural t heory within Human Computer Interaction and more specifically, the user centred design process.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Applied Communication
Keyword(s) Cellular telephone systems--Design and construction.
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