Skateboards as a mobile technology

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Date created
2013
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Abstract
Grounded in investigations of everyday design, this study explores the appropriative, creative, and adaptive practice of skateboarding as a way to reveal a new perspective on mobile technology and their influence on mobility. We describe how skateboarding, a technology seen as an embodied practice, encourages practitioners to engage with the environment and thereby changes their mobility, even though the technology requires extensive practice and is not easy to use. Comparing these aspects to other mobile technologies offers new directions for the design of mobility and the influence of technologies.
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Hauser, Sabrina; Desjardins, Audrey, & Wakkary, Ron. (2013). Skateboards as a mobile technology. CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13), 1419-1424. doi:10.1145/2468356.2468609
Publication title
CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13)
Document title
Skateboards as a mobile technology
Date
2013
First page
1419
Last page
1424
Publisher DOI
10.1145/2468356.2468609
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Yes
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