Mobile Wellbeing

Rost, Mattias, Rooksby, John, Weilenmann, Alexandra, Hillman, Thomas, Dobrin, Pål and Ye, Juan (2016) Mobile Wellbeing. In: Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - NordiCHI '16. Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 1-3. ISBN 978-1-4503-4763-1

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2971485.2987676

Abstract

While mobile phones can be empowering, constant access to a world of people and information can also bring distraction from the present moment and from the people and things that are physically present in ways that are sometimes unwanted. Excessive use of mobile phones can also have negative consequences on our sleep and concentration. In many respects mobile phones are challenging for our general mental wellbeing. Many designers are now looking into ways to better support mental wellbeing, be it through apps for mindfulness and meditation, or the better design of notifications and sleep modes. People are also developing strategies and ways of coping with the negative aspects of mobile technology, from self-control based approaches such as uninstalling social media apps or not keeping phones by the bedside, to more practice-based approaches such as meditation. This workshop aims to bring researchers and practitioners together to discuss mobile technology, human practice and mental wellbeing.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: C800 Psychology
G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 15:53
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 15:24
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37052

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