Technology overload: Is there a technological panacea?

Sukeshini A. Grandhi, Quentin Jones, Starr Roxanne Hiltz

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Abstract

While developments in technology have made computing and electronics ubiquitous and wearable, they have also given rise to a plethora of devices each delivering a special functionality. Numerous appliances and gadgets may overwhelm us, leading to Technology Overload, the cognitive and physical burden placed on human beings due to usage of multiple devices for everyday activities. While research into the design of devices has concentrated on making each separate feature/ functionality of a device more efficient and effective, (such as enhancing the resolution of cameras or improving the portability of a mobile phone) or integrating a few functionalities at a time (such as PDA-phones, cell phone-cameras etc), little work has been done to systematically determine which features and functionalities should be placed in which device/s in order to reduce technology overload. This paper discusses technology overload and explores the implications of current and proposed solutions to help ease it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssociation for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005
Subtitle of host publicationA Conference on a Human Scale
Pages1167-1173
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005 - Omaha, NE, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2005Aug 15 2005

Publication series

NameAssociation for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale
Volume3

Other

Other11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005
CountryUnited States
CityOmaha, NE
Period8/11/058/15/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

Keywords

  • Convergence
  • Gadget overload
  • Information overload
  • Technology overload
  • Ubiquitous computing

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