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Personal Technologies
Pers Tech

Published/Hosted by Springer. ISSN (printed): 0949-2054. ISSN (electronic): 1433-3066.

Discontinued in 2000. Continued by Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (1617-4909). The development of computing technology towards truly personal devices is a trend which has been apparent for the last five years. The few mass market products which exist have been developed in the wake of drastic changes in technology. In addition to improvements in memories and processors technologies such as wireless IR and RF network color flatpanel displays digital audio and video technology memory components and an ever-expanding global digital medium are among the elements that can be combined in mass market products. Personal Technologies focuses on issues surrounding the innovation design use and evaluation of new generations of innovative handheld and mobile information appliances. It aims to provide a global perspective in new developments uniting technical accounts with studies of the social cultural and organizational impacts of new personal technologies. The Journal will contain studies of end-user interface issues in the design and use of personal technologies whilst also providing accounts of enabling technologies such as communications memory displays and novel computing designs. Invitations to Contribute Personal Technologies invites industrial and academic research contributions from a wide range of disciplines including: Software Engineering; Cognitive Psychology; Social and Organizational Studies of Technology; User Interface Design; Human Factors; Information Systems; Strategy Information Management. Submissions may take any of a number of approaches from case studies of new personal technologies end-user accounts of the development and impact of personal technologies or new product evaluations. Studies employing a variety of research methodologies including theoretical analyses survey studies systematic product evaluations usability trials or ethnographic studies are also encouraged. The requirement of papers is that they report original work appeal to a wide multidisciplinary audience and contribute to the creation of an informed synthesis of technology innovation management and the human factors of technology.

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