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TitleMobile Computer Usability: An Organizational Personality Perspective
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Table of Contents
1 Introduction
	1.1…Usability of ICTs: Relevance and General Perspectives
		1.1.1 Social Construction and Technology Determinism
	1.2…Key Themes
		1.2.1 The Unity of Technology Applications
		1.2.2 The Continuity of Use Contexts
	1.3…The Significance of Unity and Continuity
	1.4…Theoretical Assumptions
		1.4.1 An Historical Conception of Human Beings
		1.4.2 An Historical Conception of ICTs
	1.5…Structure and Content
2 Mobility and Mobile ICTs
	2.1…Functional Perspective: Mobility of Humans and Objects
	2.2…Interactional Perspective: Spatial, Temporal and Context Mobility
		2.2.1 Spatial Mobility
		2.2.2 Temporal Mobility
		2.2.3 Contextual Mobility
	2.3…Mobile Services
	2.4…Historicity of Human Mobility
		2.4.1 Biological Inducements
		2.4.2 Socio-Cultural Inducements
	2.5…Historicity of Mobile ICTs
		2.5.1 Technological Inducements
		2.5.2 Socio-Economic Inducements
	2.6…Chapter Summary
3 The Historicity of Human Activity and Perception
	3.1…Background to Cultural Historical Activity Theory
	3.2…Activity Structure
	3.3…Activity System
	3.4…Principles of Activity
		3.4.1 Object-Orientation
		3.4.2 Externalisation and Internalisation
		3.4.3 Consciousness
		3.4.4 Contradictions
		3.4.5 Mediation and Prosthesis
	3.5…The Historical Epistemology of Perception
	3.6…Chapter Summary
4 The Co-evolution of Organization, Technology and Personality
	4.1…On Personality
	4.2…Modern Organization, Activity and Personality
		4.2.1 Embodied Labour and Collocated Organization
		4.2.2 Collocated Activity and Contradictions
		4.2.3 Modern Personality
	4.3…Trends in ICT Innovation
		4.3.1 Technological Trends
		4.3.2 Socio-Technical Offshoots
	4.4…Postmodern Organization, Activity and Personality
		4.4.1 Disembodied Human Capital and Distributed Organization
		4.4.2 Distributed Activity and Meta-Contradictions
		4.4.3 Uncertainties and Autonomy of Adaptation
		4.4.4 Postmodern or Organizational Personality
	4.5…Chapter Summary
5 Mobile Learning and Computing in the British NHS
	5.2…Project Outline
		5.2.1 Pedagogical Framework
		5.2.2 Implementation
	5.3…Information Management
		5.3.1 Architecture of Mobile Computing Support
		5.3.2 Mobile Computing: Integration of PDAs
		5.3.3 Data Capture
	5.4…Implementation and Use
		5.4.1 Stage One
		5.4.2 Stage Two
		5.4.3 Stage Three
		5.4.4 Learning Outcomes
		5.5.1 Problematic Learning Conditions
		5.5.2 Marginalisation of Technology
6 Mobile Foreign Exchange Trading and Computing in a Bahrain Bank
	6.1…The Kingdom of Bahrain
		6.1.1 Bahrain as the Middle-East Financial Centre
		6.1.2 Bahrain Geographical Time Zone on the Global Financial Map
	6.2…The MideastBank
		6.2.1 The Bank’s Group Treasury
	6.3…The Dawn of Mobile ICT-Enabled Trading in MideastBank
		6.3.1 Evolution of Mobile ICT-Enabled Trading
	6.4…The Experience of Mobile Computing
		6.4.1 Interaction Overload in Mobile ICT-Enabled Trading
		6.4.2 From Equivoque to Adaptation
		6.4.3 Construction of Multiple Identities
	6.5…Summary of Findings
		6.5.1 Volatility and Control
		6.5.2 Expectations-Driven Configurations
7 Distributed Activities and Mobile Computing
	7.1…Conditions and Contradictions in Distributed Activities
		7.1.1 Distributed Learning and Contradictions
		7.1.2 Distance and Mobility
		7.1.3 Learning Conditions and Mobile Computing
	7.2…Organizational Control and Mobile Computing
		7.2.1 Control and Technology Use
		7.2.2 Control, Distributed Organization, and Mobile Computing
	7.3…Coordination and Mobile Computing
		7.3.1 Individualization of Coordination
		7.3.2 Duality of Flexibility
	7.4…Chapter Summary
8 The Organizational Personality Perspective on Mobile Computer Usability
	8.1…The Need for Unity and Continuity in Appropriation and Perception of Mobile Computers
		8.1.1 Motives and Mobile Conditions
		8.1.2 Flexibility of Mobile computing
		8.1.3 Design Properties and Inscriptions
		8.1.4 The Role of Representation and Perception
	8.2…Conceptualizing Mobile Computer Usability
		8.2.1 Arguments from User Appropriation
		8.2.2 Arguments from Perception
		8.2.3 Implications for Design and Implementation
		8.2.4 Implications for Research
	8.3…Chapter Summary
	8.4…Book Summary
AppendixMethodology and Other Notes
Author Index
Subject Index

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