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Preface .................................................................................................. vi

Chapter I

Introduction – The Emerging Interaction Society ............................ 1

Mikael Wiberg, Umeå University, Sweden

Part I: Practice

Stepping Out into the Fluidity of Interaction

Chapter II

Email: Message Transmission and Social Ritual ........................... 26

Eileen Day, RMIT University, Australia and

E-Wordscapes Consulting, Australia

Chapter III

Social Exile and Virtual Hrig: Computer-Mediated Interaction

and Cybercafé Culture in Morocco .................................................. 57

Said Graiouid, University Mohammed V, Morocco and

Al Akhawayn University, Morocco

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Chapter IV

Keeping Track of Notes – Implications for Mobile Information

and Communication Technology in Homecare Practice ................. 93

Carljohan Orre, Umeå University, Sweden

Chapter V

Learning While Playing: Design Implications for Edutainment

Games ................................................................................................ 122

Kalle Jegers, Umeå University, Sweden

Charlotte Wiberg, Umeå University, Sweden

Part II: Theories

Making Sense of Technology-Enabled Interaction

Chapter VI

Informational and Communicational Explanations of

Corporations as Interaction Systems ............................................. 139

Richard J. Varey, The Waikato Management School,

New Zealand

Chapter VII

Fluid Interaction in Mobile Work Practices .................................. 171

Masao Kakihara, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

Carsten Sørensen, London School of Economics and

Political Science, UK

Mikael Wiberg, Umeå University, Sweden

Chapter VIII

Mobile IT as Immutable Mobiles? Exploring the Enabling

Qualities of a Mobile IT Application ............................................. 194

Jonny Holmström, Umeå University, Sweden

Chapter IX

Supporting Proximate Communities with P3-Systems:

Technology for Connecting People-to-People-to-

Geographical-Places ........................................................................ 215

Quentin Jones, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Sukeshini A. Grandhi, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

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Part III: Supportive Technologies

Let’s Head for the Future of Interaction Technologies

Chapter X

The Mobile Workplace: Collaboration in a Vast Setting ............ 251

Daniel Normark, The Interactive Institute, Sweden and

Göteborg University, Sweden

Mattias Esbjörnsson, The Interactive Institute, Sweden

Chapter XI

Spectator Information Support: Exploring the Context of

Distributed Events ............................................................................ 271

Andreas Nilsson, Viktoria Institute, Sweden

Urban Nuldén, Viktoria Institute, Sweden

Daniel Olsson, Yojimbo AB, Sweden

Chapter XII

SeamlessTalk: User-Controlled Session Management for

Sustained Car Conversations .......................................................... 304

Ola Henfridsson, Viktoria Institute, Sweden

Mikael Wiberg, Umeå University, Sweden

Rikard Lindgren, Viktoria Institute, Sweden

Fredrik Ljungberg, IT University of Göteborg, Sweden

Chapter XIII

Guiding Design for Waiting ............................................................. 319

Johan Lundin, Viktoria Institute, Sweden and Göteborg

University, Sweden

Lina Larsson, Linkoping University, Sweden

Concluding Remarks

Interaction: To be continued... ........................................................ 343

About the Authors ............................................................................ 345

Index .................................................................................................. 351