Search for dissertations about: "situated usefulness"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 swedish dissertations containing the words situated usefulness.

  1. 1. The Quest for Edge Awareness, Lessons not yet learned PhD Thesis on practical and situated usefulness of advanced technological systems among inescapable uncertainties and competing interests in a world of dynamic changes

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Institutionen för informatik och media

    Author : Patrik Stensson; Uppsala universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; critical realism; human factors; situation awareness; resilience engineering; human-machine interaction; automation; autonomy; situated usefulness; systems thinking; sociotechnical systems; edge awareness; Människa-dator interaktion; Human-Computer Interaction;

    Abstract : This thesis problematizes the concept of usefulness, in part by taking questions to the extreme. The starting point is the contemporary view of usefulness, a view that remains within a traditional paradigm of technical rationality in which important aspects are disregarded or not perceived because they are not part of the equation. READ MORE

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

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Alexander Löfgren; KTH.; [2008]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Mobile computing; Construction site management practice; ICT development; Usefulness; User acceptance; Learning; Meaning; TECHNOLOGY Industrial engineering and economy; TEKNIKVETENSKAP 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

  3. 3. Conditional Partial Plans for Rational Situated Agents Capable of Deductive Reasoning and Inductive Learning

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Slawomir Nowaczyk; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Computer Science; Rational Agents; Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning;

    Abstract : Rational, autonomous agents that are able to achieve their goals in dynamic, partially observable environments are the ultimate dream of Artificial Intelligence research since its beginning. The goal of this PhD thesis is to propose, develop and evaluate a framework well suited for creating intelligent agents that would be able to learn from experience, thus becoming more efficient at solving their tasks. READ MORE

  4. 4. Retailing Retold: Unfolding the Process of Image Construction in Everyday Practice

    University dissertation from Lund Business Press

    Author : Cecilia Cassinger; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Space; Retail Image; Storytelling; Internationalisation; Consumption;

    Abstract : Retailing Retold offers an alternative approach to the analysis of how international retail images are translated across national boundaries. The approach extends the view on image in previous research as an instrument for monitoring the effects of marketing strategies on consumers’ perceptions of the retailer. READ MORE

  5. 5. Societal services and traumatic spinal cord injury: A multifaced interaction

    University dissertation from Lund Business Press

    Author : Camilla Nordgren; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Rörelsehinder; Etik - juridik - ekonomi - tillgänglighet;

    Abstract : The licentiate thesis is based on three papers. The aim of the research is to elucidate and analyze how societal services in practice are made available (or not available) and are utilized (or not utilized) by a group of individuals with traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCI). READ MORE