ICT for Consumers or Human Beings

Elizabeth Sillence, Antti Pirhonen

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The large scale deployment of mobile applications inevitably impacts upon our culture as a whole and affects more intimately our daily lives. Not all of these effects are desirable. In a market economy, ethical issues are not the most important drivers in the development of technology. In this chapter, the authors ask whether the mobile human-computer interaction community could take an active role in discussing ethical issues. In so doing as a community we could focus our attention on developing technology for ‘human beings’ rather than fine tuning our emerging gadgets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction and Innovation in Handheld, Mobile and Wearable Technologies
EditorsJoanna Lumsden
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages406
ISBN (Print)978-1609604998
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011


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