Mobility experiences in everyday life
Techatassanasoontorn, A; Diaz Andrade, A; Wanchai, P
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Mobile technology has significantly transformed how, when and where work routines and personal activities are conducted. The wide acceptance and broad integration of mobile devices into work and non-work domains have brought a new set of challenges that require fresh theorising of what constitute mobility experiences and their intricate relationships. In this research, we examined patterns of use, the spatiotemporal meanings of work and non-work as well as the emerging perceptions of mobility experiences. Our empirical setting is a university in New Zealand where we collected data from academic and non-academic staff. Our findings confirmed that mobile-enabled work activities interfere with the non-work realm. More importantly, we discovered the mutual influence between spatiotemporal meanings and the use of mobile devices, leading to emerging perceptions of mobility experiences. These perceptions are manifested as unsolved controversies, accommodating attitude, constant agitation and crisscrossing spheres.