Arrangement

Daria Morozova PhD Defense

Daria Morozova PhD Defense

Title: Practice Theory Approach to Wearables Technology: Implications for Sustainability

Tidspunkt

02.06.2022 kl. 13.00 - 16.00

Beskrivelse

Wearable technology is a combination of design and technological solutions that can be worn on one’s body. Due to its functions, especially ones related to monitoring of health-related indicators, it has initially been met with enthusiasm. However, subsequent trends address that wearable devices have become yet another short-lived goods abandoned by their users within a couple of months after purchase. Additionally, in business terms, the market of wearables has been dominated by large corporations such as Apple and Xiaomi, with very few middle- and small-size businesses staying afloat. Because of these patterns, wearable technology has come under criticism of being unsustainable in various terms. This study looks at the problem through the practice theory lens. Drawing on a variety of concepts derived from practice theory (elements of practices, bundles and recruitment), this study departs from a popular argument of ‘fixing’ wearables, and, instead, focuses on daily activities with wearable technology. The study elucidates both consumers and producers’ sides, and accounts for a contextual specificity of different countries.
 

MEMBERS OF ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE:

  • Associate Professor Anders Horsbøl, Aalborg University
  • Senior Lecturer Olga Kravets, University of London
  • Professor Terhi-Anna Wilska, University of Jyväskylä

PRINCIPAL AND ASSISTANT PHD SUPERVISOR:

  • Senior researcher Olga Gurova, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Professor Malene Gram, Aalborg University

Participation
https://aaudk.zoom.us/j/63897928248

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Online Via Zoom

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https://aaudk.zoom.us/j/63897928248

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