Sharing Caring by Nurses

Nurses regularly use electronic devices to access, enter and edit information on patients. In this project we developed a system of workshops with technology to enable nurses to share their caring ‘knowledge and mind’ with each other, to benefit the patients and the working environment. The three year project was funded by JSPS Kakenhi Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), number 16H02916, with the title, “ケアリングの実践知を日常的に共有するための支援モデルの構築” Publications from this project can

Families and Museums

Museums are often considered to be valuable places of learning for young people and in addition to common school-visits are often visited by families. Yet little has been studied about the actual behavior of families in museums and how this behavior may affect the use of new museum technologies. This study explored families visiting a Japanese museum with a particular focus on their collaboration using a new museum guide and information

Meaning and Use with Interactive Information Kiosks

One of the challenges for ubiquitous computing is to design systems that can be both understood by their users and at the same time understand the users themselves. As information and its meaning becomes more associated with the communities that provide and use it, how will it be possible to build effective systems for these users? We examined these issues via ethnographic analysis of the information and community supporting system

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Late-modern Pagan Witchcraft

How do individuals maintain a ‘sense of community’ when, as is usual in contemporary times, they are not co-located, and meet face-to-face only once or twice a month? This ethnography of contemporary Pagan Witches (and other followers of contemporary Paganism) explores this question. Participant observation and interviewing was done over a three-year period in the UK. The ethnography produced a PhD thesis, Doing Late Modern Community: British Pagans and the