Search for dissertations about: "meaning making"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 291 swedish dissertations containing the words meaning making.

  1. 1. Making Mobile Meaning : expectations and experiences of mobile computing usefulness in construction site management practice

    Author : Alexander Löfgren; Örjan Wikforss; Ola Henfridsson; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Mobile computing; Construction site management practice; ICT development; Usefulness; User acceptance; Learning; Meaning; Industrial engineering and economy; Industriell teknik och ekonomi;

    Abstract : During the last decade, anticipated and realized benefits of mobile and wireless information and communication technology (ICT) for different business purposes have been widely explored and evaluated. Also, the significance of ‘user acceptance’ mechanisms through ‘perceived usefulness’ of ICT applications has gained broad recognition among business organizations in developing and adopting new ICT capabilities. READ MORE

  2. 2. Making Preciousness : Interaction Design Through Studio Crafts

    Author : Vasiliki Tsaknaki; Ylva Fernaeus; Ron Wakkary; KTH; []
    Keywords : Interaction design; materials; making preciousness; studio crafts; resourceful composition; material sensuality; mattering artefacts; impermanence; incompleteness; imperfection; Människa-datorinteraktion; Human-computer Interaction;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores value-creation in interaction design through practical collaborations with studio craftspersons. A focus is on the meaning of “preciousness” from a design perspective – what I refer to as Making Preciousness –  which highlights aspects of material properties, design processes, and the attitude to the design space. READ MORE

  3. 3. Fragile identities, patched-up worlds : Dementia and meaning-making in social interaction

    Author : Linda Örulv; Lars-Christer Hydén; Nina Nikku; Staffan Josephsson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Alzheimer’s disease; communication; confabulation; context; continuity; dignity; disorientation; ethnographic methods; ethnography; identity; life history; life story; meaning; microethics; narrative; progressive dementia diseases; sense-making; social interaction; storytelling; vascular dementia; Alzheimers sjukdom; berättande; desorientering; etnografiska metoder; identitet; kommunikation; konfabulering; kontext; kontinuitet; livsberättelse; mening; mikroetik; narrativ; progressiva demenssjukdomar; samspel; social interaktion; vaskulärdemens; värdighet; Human communication; Kommunikation mellan människor;

    Abstract : Denna avhandling fokuserar på det meningsskapande och begripliggörande som fortgår vid tilltagande demenssjukdom, i det sociala samspelet, och de utmaningar för demens-omsorgen som detta innebär. Studien är aktörsorienterad och adresserar frågan om hur personer med åldersrelaterade progressiva demenssjukdomar i den vardagliga kommuni-kationen söker förstå sina situationer, omgivningen och sina liv – alltsammans inom ra-men för det dagliga samspelet på ett demensboende. READ MORE

  4. 4. Existential meaning-making in the midst of meaninglessness and suffering : Studying the function of religion and religious organizations in the reconstruction and development of existential meaning and psychosocial well-being after the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami

    Author : Yukako Nahlbom; Valerie DeMarinis; Önver A. Cetrez; Fumie Inatani; Lars Danbolt; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; natural disaster; the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami; trau-ma; mental health; well-being; existential meaning; meaning-making; religion; the Japanese religiosity; the ADAPT model; psychosocial re-sources; kokoro no kea; rituals; interfaith chaplain; volunteer workers; Religionspsykologi; Psychology of Religion;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this qualitative study was to explore the function of religion and volunteer workers in religious organizations in contributing to the reconstruction and development of existential meaning and psychosocial well-being regarding the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami. This study was undertaken from the psychology of religion and approached by focusing on experiences of volunteer workers in different religious organizations who worked in the disaster-affected areas. READ MORE

  5. 5. Making Reindeer : The Negotiation of an Arctic Animal in Modern Swedish Sápmi, 1920-2020

    Author : Corinna Röver; Sverker Sörlin; Dag Avango; Per Axelsson; Annika Nilsson; David G. Anderson; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Animal history; Reindeer; Sápmi; Arctic humanities; Chernobyl; Slow Food Sápmi; Arctic resources; Reindeer husbandry; Rationalization; Djurhistoria; Renar; Sápmi; Tjernobyl; Arktisk humaniora; Slow Food Sápmi; Renskötsel; Rennäring; Rationalisering; Arktiska resurser; History of Science; Technology and Environment; Historiska studier av teknik; vetenskap och miljö;

    Abstract : The Arctic has long been perceived as a static, timeless place of shielded wilderness. This perception extended to the reindeer as both part of the Arctic environment and of traditional Indigenous livelihoods. READ MORE