Chapter IV Keeping Track of Notes – Implications for Mobile Information and Communication Technology in Homecare Practice

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Carljohan Orre

Umeå University, Sweden

Abstract

This chapter provides a case and an investigation of how a particular

mobile ICT support has been used within an established practice of

homecare work. The discussion shows a perspective of how technology

and practice coevolves and gets enmeshed together. The importance of

seeing the interface of either the mobile devices or the stationary computer

as common information spaces is stressed, since the single-user interface

the current system offers is not enough support for the collaborative

activities the mobile workforce of homecare work is engaged in. The

problem resides in this case in the relations to predecessors of the system,

found in diaries and coordination tools. A modest suggestion posed by the

author is that an understanding of the work maintaining the role of these

predecessors can provide beneficial information for the future design of

these technological supports.