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Pub. period:2009-2010
Pub. count:4
Number of co-authors:13


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Antti Oulasvirta:57
Giulio Jacucci:30
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Salovaara, Antti, Lehmuskallio, Asko, Hedman, Leif, Valkonen, Paula and Näsänen, Jaana (2010): Information technologies and transitions in the lives of 55-65-year-olds: The case of colliding life interests. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 68 (11) pp. 803-821.

More and more people entering the stage of retirement at around age 55-65 are healthy, active, and also very computer-literate. This trend is rapidly changing the common image of late-midlife technology users, which rests on the assumption that they find it difficult to embrace new technologies and also that their main interests are health related. Although technology use and lifestyles are changing, however, many other aspects of life remain the same. One of these aspects is that of the transitions, or life changes, that generally take place in these years. Besides retirement, these transitions include changes in health, housing, social interaction, work life, and personal finance. People develop different ways of coping with these transitions, which brings up interesting issues related to the late midlife stage. This paper presents a diary-aided interview study of late middle-age adults (N=24) in Finland and Sweden with a focus on the interplay between technologies and transitions. Transitions were found to play a part in how the life interests of late middle-aged persons are often conflictive, forcing them to choose from among various 'possible selves'. At its best, technology can help alleviate these tensions. This finding is exemplified in the paper's discussion of two design implications associated with particular clashes of interests, related to how daily activities are organized and how contact is maintained with one's friends and family.

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Morrison, Ann, Oulasvirta, Antti, Peltonen, Peter, Lemmela, Saija, Jacucci, Giulio, Reitmayr, Gerhard, Näsänen, Jaana and Juustila, Antti (2009): Like bees around the hive: a comparative study of a mobile augmented reality map. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2009. pp. 1889-1898.

We present findings from field trials of MapLens, a mobile augmented reality (AR) map using a magic lens over a paper map. Twenty-six participants used MapLens to play a location-based game in a city centre. Comparisons to a group of 11 users with a standard 2D mobile map uncover phenomena that arise uniquely when interacting with AR features in the wild. The main finding is that AR features facilitate place-making by creating a constant need for referencing to the physical, and in that it allows for ease of bodily configurations for the group, encourages establishment of common ground, and thereby invites discussion, negotiation and public problem-solving. The main potential of AR maps lies in their use as a collaborative tool.

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Näsänen, Jaana, Oulasvirta, Antti and Lehmuskallio, Asko (2009): Mobile media in the social fabric of a kindergarten. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2009. pp. 2167-2176.

At first blush, mobile media may appear a promising solution to the problem arising from the fact that parents in the present-day kindergarten institution rely almost solely on teachers' retrospective reports on their child's daily activities. However, a kindergarten is a delicate social fabric that mixes professional roles (the teachers') with socio-emotional relationships (parenting and caring) and involves stakeholders who are dependent on adults in the use of technology (the children). To date, no studies have been reported that critically examine the boundary conditions for successful mobile media applications in such settings. We present a study of Meaning, a one-button capture-and-push-to-Web solution that was used by a Finnish kindergarten for a month. Interviews and the amount of media sent suggest that the intervention was a success, and we report on seven uses of media. However, all uses were critically affected by the users' social fabric, in which the teachers were the nexus. We conclude by discussing various ways in which the heterogeneity of the user group affected mobile media use.

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Lehtinen, Vilma, Näsänen, Jaana and Sarvas, Risto (2009): "A little silly and empty-headed": older adults' understandings of social networking sites. In: Proceedings of the HCI09 Conference on People and Computers XXIII 2009. pp. 45-54.

This study suggests reasons for the absence of a growing proportion of the population, the so-called baby boomers, from the otherwise highly popular social networking sites. We explore how people of this age group understand social networking sites and how these understandings fit certain aspects of their life. Designing social networking sites that match older adults' life would increase their possibilities of coping with the changes related to their age and of contributing to the information society. In a qualitative study involving use of an existing social networking site, and group and personal interviews, we found that understanding the internet as a dangerous place, and social networking sites as places of socially unacceptable behavior, hinders the use of these technologies. To include older adults, we propose arrangement of social events for getting familiarized with these services and offering of clear and simple privacy management on the sites. These actions have implications for users of all ages.

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