Socio-technical practices and work-home boundaries

Anna L. Cox, Susan Dray, Jon Bird, Anicia Peters, Natasha Mauthner, Emily Collins

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Abstract

Recent advances in mobile technology have had many positive effects on the ways in which people can combine work and home life. For example, having remote access enables people to work from home, or work flexible hours that fit around caring responsibilities. They also support communication with colleagues and family members, and enable digital hobbies. However, the resulting 'always-online' culture can undermine work-home boundaries and cause stress to those who feel under pressure to respond immediately to digital notifications. This workshop will explore how a socio-technical perspective, which views boundaries as being constituted by everyday socio-technical practices, can inform the design of technologies that help maintain boundaries between work and home life.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobileHCI 2014 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages581-584
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450327718
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2014
Event16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2014 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 23 Sep 201426 Sep 2014

Conference

Conference16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period23/09/1426/09/14

Keywords

  • HCI
  • Leisure
  • Personal informatics
  • Wellbeing
  • Work
  • Work home boundary management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Cox, A. L., Dray, S., Bird, J., Peters, A., Mauthner, N., & Collins, E. (2014). Socio-technical practices and work-home boundaries. In MobileHCI 2014 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (pp. 581-584). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2628363.2634259