On a Mission without a Home Base: Conceptualizing Nomadicity in Student Group Work

dc.contributor.authorBogdan, Cristian
dc.contributor.authorRossitto, Chiara
dc.contributor.authorNormark, Maria
dc.contributor.authorJorge, Pedro "Adler"
dc.contributor.authorEklundh, Kerstin Severinson
dc.description.abstractWe are observing that the current body of CSCW research is focusing either on stable workplaces with a single cooperative unit or on mobile work, with highly mobile professionals. We are attempting to fill the gap between workplace and mobile with a field study of student work, which we regard as exhibiting a high degree of nomadicity. After comparing student work with centres of coordination and mobility work, we unpack the notion of nomadicity as a work condition, constituted by a complex of discontinuities, leading to work partitioning and re-assembly. We draw design and methodological implications.en
dc.publisherIOS Press
dc.relation.ispartofCOOP 2006: Cooperative Systems Design - Seamless Integration of Artifacts and Conversations - Enhanced Concepts of Infrastructure for Communication
dc.titleOn a Mission without a Home Base: Conceptualizing Nomadicity in Student Group Worken
gi.conference.date9-12 May 2006
gi.conference.locationCarry-le-Rouet, France