Technology appropriation as discretionary effort in mediated close personal relationships

Ryan Kelly, Daniel Gooch, Leon Watts

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2016
EventCollaborative Appropriation: How Couples, Teams, Groups and Communities Adapt and Adopt Technologies - In conjunction with CSCW 2016, San Francisco, USA United States
Duration: 27 Feb 201627 Feb 2016

Workshop

WorkshopCollaborative Appropriation: How Couples, Teams, Groups and Communities Adapt and Adopt Technologies
CountryUSA United States
CitySan Francisco
Period27/02/1627/02/16

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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.