The social organisation of communication in the home of the twenty-first century: an analysis of the future of paper-mail and implications for the design of electronic alternatives
Evergeti, Venetia and Hamill, L. and Harper, R. (2003) The social organisation of communication in the home of the twenty-first century: an analysis of the future of paper-mail and implications for the design of electronic alternatives. Cognition, Technology and Work, 5 (1). pp. 15-22. ISSN 1435-5566
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10111-002-0112-9
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This paper reports ongoing investigation into the use and role of paper-mail communications in domestic environments. It uses ethnografivcally informed data to analyse how paper-mail supports various social roles within the home, particularly a division of labour whereby women tend to be largely responsible for what may be called 'manging at home'. Implications for the future of paper-mail are cinsidered, as well as suggestions how email tools may be designed to reflect the patterns of social organisation within the home.
'The Affordances of paper mail' project sponsored by the Royal Mail, Digital World Research Centre, University of Surrey.
Evergeti joint author and carried out fieldwork for the study
|Research Areas:||A. Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Law > Social Policy Research Centre|
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