While mobile phones can be empowering, constant access to a world of people and information can also bring distraction from the present moment and from the people and things that are physically present in ways that are sometimes unwanted. Excessive use of mobile phones can also have negative consequences on our sleep and concentration. In many respects mobile phones are challenging for our general mental wellbeing. Many designers are now looking into ways to better support mental wellbeing, be it through apps for mindfulness and meditation, or the better design of notifications and sleep modes. People are also developing strategies and ways of coping with the negative aspects of mobile technology, from self-control based approaches such as uninstalling social media apps or not keeping phones by the bedside, to more practice-based approaches such as meditation. This workshop aims to bring researchers and practitioners together to discuss mobile technology, human practice and mental wellbeing.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction|
|Subtitle of host publication||Game-Changing Design, NordiCHI 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Oct 2016|
|Event||9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2016 - Gothenburg, Sweden|
Duration: 23 Oct 2016 → 27 Oct 2016
|Conference||9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2016|
|Period||23/10/16 → 27/10/16|