Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Location: South Pacific 4
This year's PTC Young Scholars present the current state of academic research from their specializations in the field of telecommunications. This session examines user behavior and motivations for online activities from multiple perspectives.
Lecturer, University of Hawaii, Manoa and, Manager, Systems Engineering, Hawaiian Airlines
Doctoral Researcher, Department of Information Systems, City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR China
This research article considers the problem of sustained user engagement within wearable computing devices (wearables) which make up an important segment of the growing Internet of Things. While these devices have received proliferated adoption, they appear to be abandoned after a period of use – a situation which is of concern to industry stakeholders. To address this problem, we adopt an action design research approach, which emphasizes the interaction of designers users and experts in shaping the design of IT artifacts, to develop a comprehensive set of design principles for wearables. Our findings are as follows: we identify 3 main theoretical perspectives to inform this endeavor - an affective quality perspective, a social norms perspective and a utility accrual perspective. From these perspectives, we further derive 6 actionable design principles - sensor based interaction, normative adherence, isolated functionality, complementary value, glanceability and computational offloading.
Doctoral Student, College of Communications, Pennsylvania State University
The striving of nations to build an Internet-based information society is based on the belief that positive economic impacts will be achieved via the Internet. What about the environmental impacts of the Internet? This paper investigates the determinants of vehicle transportation and motor fuel consumption, with the specific aim of quantifying the effects of the Internet on vehicle transportation and motor fuel consumption. A panel data from 50 U.S. states in the period of 2001-2012 (with gaps) was analyzed using fixed effects least square dummy variable (LSDV) model and random effects feasible generalized least squares (GLS) model. Results show that Internet usage is negatively related to vehicle transportation and motor fuel consumption, and therefore the development of the Internet indeed decreases fuel mileages.
Ph.D. Candidate, Information Systems, Baylor University
This study examines the influence of organizational factors on member's intention to continue using social network systems to communicate with the organization. The study extends IS continuance literature by linking post-adoption continued use to organizational influence, identification, and presence. Drawing on organizational identification, we argue that identification directly influences continued use and strengthens the impact influence and presence has on social network continuance intention. The study uses survey questionnaire responses from organization members in the southwest region of the United States to evaluate the relationship between social network continuance intention and organizational-related factors. The study employs a moderated multiple regression technique to estimate the moderating effects of organizational identification on continuance intention. Findings from the study show that organizational identification, influence, and presence have a positive influence on social network continuance intention. In addition, we found that organizational identification moderated the relationship between organizational influence and social network continuance intention. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.