In this paper we discuss technology appropriation in the context of close personal relationships. We review literature that reveals how collaborative appropriation is a natural and necessary feature of technology adoption by relational partners. We then advance a position whereby appropriations in close relationships can be characterised as a form of discretionary effort investment. We end by reflecting on elements of relationships that make them a compelling site for the study of collaborative appropriation more generally.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Feb 2016|
|Event||Collaborative Appropriation: How Couples, Teams, Groups and Communities Adapt and Adopt Technologies - In conjunction with CSCW 2016, San Francisco, USA United States|
Duration: 27 Feb 2016 → 27 Feb 2016
|Workshop||Collaborative Appropriation: How Couples, Teams, Groups and Communities Adapt and Adopt Technologies|
|Country||USA United States|
|Period||27/02/16 → 27/02/16|
Kelly, R., Gooch, D., & Watts, L. (2016). Technology appropriation as discretionary effort in mediated close personal relationships. Paper presented at Collaborative Appropriation: How Couples, Teams, Groups and Communities Adapt and Adopt Technologies, San Francisco, USA United States.