Understanding Creative Users of ICTs

Herold, David Kurt (EDT)/ Sawhney, Harmeet (EDT)/ Fortunati, Leopoldina (EDT)

Published by Taylor and Francis, 2012
ISBN 10: 0415697476 / ISBN 13: 9780415697477
Used / HRD / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
0 avg rating
(0 ratings)

Synopsis:

The disjuncture between the design intent of the developers of ICTs and the needs of the users has often led to surprising use of new technologies, as users have refused to become mere agents of the designers. Individual users have adopted their own uses of ICTs based on the complex webs of relations and meanings in which they function as social actors. Instead of adjusting these webs to new ICTs, they have fit the ICTs into their pre-existing social webs, often resulting in imaginative and creative uses of new technologies, not envisaged by the original designers.

The contributions in this volume provide studies of such integrations of ICTs into the lives of human users, and demonstrate that such uses should not be regarded as 'faulty' or 'mistaken', merely because they 'fail' to meet the expectations of the original designers of the ICTs. Instead, human users should be given precedence over ICTs, and the creative uses of 'universal' technologies by individual users should be emphasised and studied, so as to move towards a better understanding and appreciation of the integration of ICTs into human lives.

This book was originally published as special issue of The Information Society.

About the Author:

David Kurt Herold taught and researched in China for over nine years, before joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as Lecturer for Sociology. His research focuses on the use of ICTs by humans, online and offline China, encounters between Chinese and non-Chinese online, and online education.

Harmeet Sawhney studied engineering, business, mass communication, and telecommunications policy and worked in marketing and advertising before joining the faculty of the Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University, Bloomington. His research interests focus on how telecommunications networks are envisioned and created.

Leopoldina Fortunati studied letters and philosophy before embracing sociology. She taught at several Italian universities before joining the Faculty of Education and the Department of Human Sciences, University of Udine, Italy. Her research interests focus on cultural processes and social phenomena, and in particular on the practices of use of communication and information technologies.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Understanding Creative Users of ICTs
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: HRD
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Herold, David Kurt (Editor)/ Sawhney, Harmeet (Editor)/ Fortunati, Leopoldina (Editor)
Published by Routledge (2012)
ISBN 10: 0415697476 ISBN 13: 9780415697477
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 144 pages. 11.14x8.82x0.43 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0415697476

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 104.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.74
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

HEROLD, DAVID KURT; SAWHNEY, HARMEET; FORTUNATI, LEOPOLDINA.
Published by Routledge (2017)
ISBN 10: 0415697476 ISBN 13: 9780415697477
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2017. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780415697477 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0198927

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 153.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.32
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

David Kurt Herold (Editor), Harmeet Sawhney (Editor), Leopoldina Fortunati (Editor)
Published by Routledge (2012)
ISBN 10: 0415697476 ISBN 13: 9780415697477
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0415697476

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 169.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Published by Routledge (2012)
ISBN 10: 0415697476 ISBN 13: 9780415697477
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0415697476

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 205.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Published by Routledge (2012)
ISBN 10: 0415697476 ISBN 13: 9780415697477
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
dsmbooks
(liverpool, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New. book. Bookseller Inventory # F5S6-5-Z-0415697476-6

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 243.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.29
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds