Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Cross-Cultural Technology DesignCreating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Huatong Sun

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199744763

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 15 December 2019

Sophie's Story: New Chocolate at Work

Sophie's Story: New Chocolate at Work

Chapter:
(p.113) 5 Sophie's Story: New Chocolate at Work
Source:
Cross-Cultural Technology Design
Author(s):

Huatong Sun

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.003.0005

This chapter elucidates how action and meaning are interwoven in local uses, with a focus on the dialogic interactions of technology affordances, using an American case. It looks at how American business professional Sophie used mobile text messaging for emotional support in various work settings in order to juggle work, family life, and friendship. The “artful integration” process was accomplished due to her successful negotiation between instrumental and social affordances.

Keywords:   cross-cultural design, mobile messaging, instrumental affordance, social affordance, artful integration, identity, work and life balance

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .