ICT for Consumers or Human Beings

Sillence, Elizabeth and Pirhonen, Antti (2011) ICT for Consumers or Human Beings. In: Human-Computer Interaction and Innovation in Handheld, Mobile and Wearable Technologies. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 260-267. ISBN 978-1609604998

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-499-8.ch016


The large scale deployment of mobile applications inevitably impacts upon our culture as a whole and affects more intimately our daily lives. Not all of these effects are desirable. In a market economy, ethical issues are not the most important drivers in the development of technology. In this chapter, the authors ask whether the mobile human-computer interaction community could take an active role in discussing ethical issues. In so doing as a community we could focus our attention on developing technology for ‘human beings’ rather than fine tuning our emerging gadgets.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: C800 Psychology
G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2012 16:13
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 16:29
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5313

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