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  • 1.
    Abelli, Björn
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Directing and Enacting the Information System2007In: Advances in Information Systems Development - New Methods and Practice for the Networked Society. / [ed] W Wojtkowski, W. G. Wojtkowski, J. Zupancic, G. Magyar, G. Knapp, Springer US , 2007, p. 13-23Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 2.
    Abelli, Björn
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    On Stage! Playwriting, Directing and Enacting the Informing Processes2007Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Ahlqvist, Petter
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Vagiström, Johan
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Kravställning på Incidenthanteringssystem2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The use of IT-related services has increased massively over the past years and it shows no signs to stop. But alongside the usage increasing the risks also increases, because what will happen when the IT-services that so many rely upon suddenly cease to function, or in other ways become inaccessible? To protect against such scenarios it is increasingly more common for IT-service businesses to use incident management, whose purpose is to recover IT-services to their functional state, using predefined processes, should an event occur. It is common for IT-service businesses when implementing an incident management process to use some kind of framework or method to facilitate and streamline its work process, and as of writing this paper, the most used frameworks are ITIL and COBIT.

    It is very common for an IT-service business that in the incident management process develop a system or application whose purpose is to facilitate and streamline the incident management, and these are commonly referred to as Incident Management Systems. Even though ITIL and COBIT being widely used worldwide, there are some weaknesses in them, regarding Incident Management Systems, since both of the frameworks lack focus and depth of what an Incident Management System should manage. Such lack of focus and depth of a vital and central part of the Incident Management process, may prove expensive to IT-service businesses since the business needs to investigate what the system needs to manage, and how to manage it.

    This paper address the problem with ITIL and COBIT lack of focus and depth regarding the central part of the incident management process, the Incident Management System by investigating and reciprocate the following questions.

    Which implied and explicit requirements should an Incident Management System meet?

    Which Incident Management System requirements can be found from the most used frameworks regarding Incident Management?

    How well does the identified requirements match those requirements made by a real world company?

    The target audience for this paper is mainly IT-service business or individuals that considers themselves in need of a compilation of requirements that an Incident Management System should meet and can be used as a supporting tool when implementing or purchasing a new Incident Management System. By identifying requirements that an Incident Management Systems should meet from the most used framework regarding Incident Management, this paper will contribute with means for the implementation of the Incident Management System, reducing the costs for the investigation of demands of such a system. It will also present interested parties with a concrete example, the single case study, to compare with the requirements from the frameworks, contributing with a benchmark for IT-service business to start from when implementing or purchasing an Incident Management System.

  • 4.
    Albinsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Curtin, Gregory
    Forsgren, Olov
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Wall, Maria
    Creating and Sustaining Successful Knowledge Management in Purposeful Communities2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Albinsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Curtin, Gregory
    Forsgren, Olov
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Wall, Maria
    Creating and sustaining successful knowledge management in purposeful communities: summary of key experiences from pioneers2008In: Systems research and behavioral science, ISSN 1092-7026, E-ISSN 1099-1743, Vol. 25, no 5, p. 615-626Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Based on research organized as a number of workshops, case studies and interviews with experienced practitioners as well as academics, we present in this report the most important findings on how to create and sustain successful knowledge management in a community environment. The cases, workshops and interviews deal specifically with the Microsoft Solutions Sharing Network (SSN) program, but the findings, conclusions and preliminary recommendations can be applied more generally to the development of any knowledge management community. A key conclusion is that the bulk of efforts toward creating successful knowledge management communities focus oil less technical, or softer aspects like leadership, culture, social settings and value of participation. However, these are essential, but not sufficient, ingredients for success. Technical issues, issues regarding development and customization of the tools used to facilitate knowledge management (for example, the SSN web portal), and emerging legal issues surrounding the sharing of intellectual property UP) may be perceived as somewhat less important to the participants, but are nevertheless key factors in the long term success of these communities. It is also concluded that the foundation for successful collaboration is primarily laid in the initial phases of community development. A community must make a positive impression oil its participants from the very beginning because most people will not give it a second chance. In this report we have highlighted three important areas to consider when establishing portals for knowledge management: Leadership, Purpose and Process/Infrastructure. A leadership with high credibility in the subject is needed to lead the participants in the right direction, manage the cultural processes and to make sure that relevant content can be found. Initially it is the content that brings people to a specific community. Thus, there has to be some common purpose that not only needs to be in congruence with the professional role of the participants but also be inspiring for them as well. Additionally, the community should have some sort of process that the participants can understand and suits the way they would like to interact. Face-to-face meetings and networking activities create trust which is important to get the process started. Language, IT platform, support and rules governing the contribution, creation and sharing of 'knowledge' for the community are other concerns that need to be considered within the process. Copyright (c) 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 6.
    Albinsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Curtin, Gregory
    Forsgren, Olov
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Wall, Maria
    The community Triangle- Success factors for leading Purposeful communities2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Albinsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Forsgren, Olov
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Co-Design: An approach to border crossing, Network broadband Innovation2008Report (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Albinsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Forsgren, Olov
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Lind, Mikael
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Towards a Co-Design Approach for Open Innovation2008Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Albinsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Lind, Mikael
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Forsgren, Olov
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Co-Design: An approach to border crossing, Network Innovation2007In: Expanding the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies. Volume 4, Part 1. / [ed] Paul Cunningham, Miriam Cunningham, IOS Press , 2007, p. 977-983Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Albinsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Lind, Mikael
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Forsgren, Olov
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Ozan, Håkan
    Turning the Internet Around: e-Me: The Students Ideal e-Service2006Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Today students, as many other groups of citizens, are offered, indeed required to use, a rapidly increasing number of e-Services. They range from school and course sites to interactions with authorities as well as companies offering student discounts. This paper reports on a pioneering project in Sweden with a radical approach to this, namely to issue the student with a electronic assistant, an e-Me, that schools, authorities and companies are required to address when interacting with the student. A larger number of students and partners, universities, companies and authorities, have been engaged in the design of such an e-Me. It might be thought of as turning the internet around – rather than having students keep track of sites, they will have to come to the students and interact with them in the way specified by them.

  • 11.
    Allwood, Jens
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Lenzen, Manuela (Editor)
    Knoblich, Günther (Editor)
    Dimensions of embodied communication: towards a typology of embodied communication2008In: Embodied communication in humans and machines, Oxford University Press, 2008Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 12.
    Allwood, Jens
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Multimodal Corpora2008In: Corpus Linguistics. An International Handbook, Vol. 1-2, p. 207-225Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Boholm, Max
    Repeated head movements, their function and relation to speech2010In: In Proceedings of the Workshop on Multimodal Corpora: Advances in Capturing, Coding and Analyzing Multimodality (MMC2010), Valetta, Malta May 18 / [ed] M. Kipp, J. C. Martin, P. Paggio, D. Heylen, D. Tapias, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 14.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Grammer, Karl
    Kopp, Stefan
    Ahlsén, Elisabeth
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Stocksmeier, Thorsten
    Modeling embodied feedback with virtual humans2008In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743, E-ISSN 1611-3349, Vol. 4930Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 15.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Hammarström, Harald
    Hendrikse, Andries
    Ngcobo, Mtholeni N.
    Nomdebevana, Nozibele
    Pretorius, Laurette
    van der Merwe, Mac
    Work on Spoken (Multimodal) Language Corpora in South Africa2010Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper describes past, ongoing and planned work on the collection and transcription of spoken language samples for all the South African official languages and as part of this the training of researchers in corpus linguistic research skills. More specifically the work has involved (and still involves) establishing an international corpus linguistic network linked to a network hub at a UNISA website and the development of research tools, a corpus research guide and workbook for multimodal communication and spoken language corpus research. As an example of the work we are doing and hope to do more of in the future, we present a small pilot study of the influence of English and Afrikaans on the 100 most frequent words in spoken Xhosa as this is evidenced in the corpus of spoken interaction we have gathered so far. Other planned work, besides work on spoken language phenomena, involves comparison of spoken and written language and work on communicative body movements (gestures) and their relation to speech.

  • 16.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Hendrikse, A.P.
    Ahlsén, Elisabeth
    Words and alternative basic units for linguistic analysis2010In: In Linguistic Theory and Raw Sound / [ed] P. J. Henrichsen, Samfundslitteratur, Copenhagen , 2010, p. 9-26Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 17. Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    Jensen, MikaelUniversity of Borås, School of Education and Behavioural Science.
    Kognitionsvetenskap2012Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Jokinen, Kristiina
    Hesitation in Intercultural Communication: Some Observations and Analyses on Interpreting Shoulder Shrugging2010In: Computing and Communication: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, (LNCS) / [ed] T. Ishida, Springer , 2010, p. 55-70Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper concerns the different ways in which hesitation, and hesitation related phenomena like uncertainty, doubt and other phenomena where lack of knowledge is involved are expressed in different cultures. The paper focuses especially on shoulder shrugging as a signal of hesitation or uncertainty, and starts from the observation that shoulder shrugging has different interpretations depending on the interlocutor’s cultural background. It is not commonly used in Eastern cultures while in Western cultures it is a sign of uncertainty and ignorance. The paper reports a small study on the differences in interpretation of a particular video tape gesture, and draws some preliminary conclusions of how this affects intercultural communication between human interlocutors and between humans and conversational agents.

  • 19.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Kopp, Stefan
    Grammer, Karl
    Ahlsén, Elisabeth
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Oberzaucher, Elizabeth
    Koppensteiner, Markus
    The analysis of embodied communicative feedback in multimodal corpora: a prerequisite for behavior simulation2008In: Language resources and evaluation, ISSN 1574-020X, E-ISSN 1574-0218, Vol. 41, no 3-4, p. 255-272Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Communicative feedback refers to unobtrusive (usually short) vocal or bodily expressions whereby a recipient of information can inform a contributor of information about whether he/she is able and willing to communicate, perceive the information, and understand the information. This paper provides a theory for embodied communicative feedback, describing the different dimensions and features involved. It also provides a corpus analysis part, describing a first data coding and analysis method geared to find the features postulated by the theory. The corpus analysis part describes different methods and statistical procedures and discusses their applicability and the possible insights gained with these methods.

  • 20.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Yavada, Yogendra P
    Hardie, Andres
    Lohani, R R
    Rhegmi, Bhim
    Gurung, S
    Gurung, A
    McEnery, Tony
    Hall, Pat
    Construction and annotation of a corpus of contemporary Nepali2008In: Corpora, ISSN 1749-5032, E-ISSN 1755-1676, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 213-225Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, we describe the construction of the 14-million-word Nepali National Corpus (NNC). This corpus includes both spoken and written data, the latter incorporating a Nepali match for FLOB and a broader collection of text. Additional resources within the NNC include parallel data (English–Nepali and Nepali–English) and a speech corpus. The NNC is encoded as Unicode text and marked up in CES-compatible XML. The whole corpus is also annotated with part-of-speech tags. We describe the process of devising a tagset and retraining tagger software for the Nepali language, for which there were no existing corpus resources. Finally, we explore some present and future applications of the corpus, including lexicography, NLP, and grammatical research.

  • 21.
    Alm, Håkan
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Self Services and Disservices: Improving Avatars with Co-Design2014Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Corporations and government agencies that use Avatars claim there are substantial benefits for using them in their respective organizations; including 24/7 service availability, quick answers without a phone queue, and improved consistency in the responses provided. “There are also potential cost savings by having an Avatar answering questions compared to using personnel” (Lind and Salomonson, 2006). However, these benefits may not be great enough as the lack of possible human communication may lead to alienation between individuals and organisations. Furthermore, a robot may “miss out” on business opportunities that a human would act on. A robot will not hear and understand nuances in speech, with the risk that a potentially problematic situation may not be adequately resolved, leading to dissatisfaction with products and services delivered. Many companies measure the satisfaction with Avatars by analysing question and answer logs to see if the Avatar appears to give satisfactory answers. Few of these companies have actually asked their customers (e.g. IKEA and SAS until recently) what they really feel about the quality of the answers they receive. User Centered Design, Participatory Design and other methods are the preferred ways of developing such systems, but these do not include all stakeholders. This thesis addresses this exclusion of all stakeholders by applying a co-design research approach for developing avatars for e-Services. Case studies from Mark Municipality, Sweden and Scandinavian Airlines Systems (SAS) are presented in this thesis showing how improvements of service quality aspects with Avatars can be managed by applying a four-step Co-Design research approach. From the first step of Co-Design, through interviews, log analysis and a channel survey, findings show that the failed dialogues with Avatars Eva (SAS) and Elin (Mark) are mainly concerned with five factors: interactivity; dialogue capability; consistency; knowledge; and synonyms. In the second step of carrying out customer workshops, a number of ideal scenarios are suggested for the Avatars to perform better. In the third step, SAS decision makers decided to implement the first three scenarios: Eva’s synonyms, knowledge and consistency. Mark decision makers decided to shut down their Avatar Elin, as they did not believe they had the necessary resources. In the fourth step, another channel survey was carried out for SAS as well as a new log analysis in order to know the impact of the redevelopment of the above three scenarios. An important result of the study was that the company adopted the continuous use of Co-Design as an approach to continuous improvement of the service quality performed by the Avatar Eva. This, for example, led to an increase of 14 percentage points on the users overall satisfaction level. The results also open a new set of questions framing the relation and transformation between Co-Design as a research approach for knowledge creation and Co-Design as a method for innovation and service quality improvements. This thesis also presents an Extended Co-Design Model, which illustrates how Co-Design inspires SAS staff. In addition, the staff of the supplier of the Avatar use it for other functions within and without SAS.

  • 22.
    Alm, Håkan
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Forsgren, Olov
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Successful use of avatar/e-services: powerful, but needs a knowledge manager with proper methods2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we are presenting some theoretical background, some practical applications and some future scenarios of the use of the human being as a metaphor for design and implementation of e-services/avatars. The main conclusion is that e-services/avatars technology is a powerful concept but without a new profession as knowledge manager in the background, there’s a big risk for failure. We are also presenting a co-design model as a tool for the knowledge manager.

  • 23.
    Alm, Håkan
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Forsgren, Olov
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Johansson, Torbjörn
    Göbel, Hannes
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    X-services: eXtended avatar-services with integrated human – driven knowledge management – a new service galaxy2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 24.
    Alm, Håkan
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Janecek, Paul
    Forsgren, Olov
    Co-design Research and Business Development: Case of Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)2014In: Systemic Practice and Action Research, ISSN 1094-429X, E-ISSN 1573-9295, Vol. 27, no 5, p. 465-483Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Co-design practices are carried out in different fields of studies. Some of the key advocates of Co-design originate from business. In this study the four steps of Co-design approach is applied. From the first step of Co-design, through interviews, log analysis and a channel survey, findings show that the failed dialogues with Avatar Eva are mainly concerned with five factors: interactivity; dialogue capability; consistency; knowledge; and synonyms. In the second step, carrying out customer workshops, we suggested ten ideal scenarios for Avatar Eva to perform better. In the third step, SAS decision makers decided to implement the first three scenarios: Eva’s synonyms; knowledge and Eva’s consistency. In the fourth step, another channel survey was carried out as well as a new log analysis to know the impact of the redevelopment above three scenarios. An important result of the study was that the company adopted a continuous use of Co-design as an approach of continuous improvement of the service quality performed by the Avatar Eva. It also opens a new set of questions framing the relation and transformation between Co-design as a research approach for knowledge creation and Co-design as a method for innovation and service quality improvements. The study presents an Extended Co-design Model, which illustrates how the Co-design inspires staff to use it for other functions within and without the SAS.

  • 25.
    Alm, Håkan
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Lind, Mikael
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Salomonson, Nicklas
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Brems, Mikael
    Guth, Kerstin
    Karlsson, Pia
    Sundhäll, Ralf
    Metod för utveckling av medborgarkontakter i Marks kommun2008Report (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Alm, Klas Håkan
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Mobile Payments: A Game Changer?2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Andersson, Björn
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Eriksson, Felix
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Designförslag på belöningsfunktioner för självkörande bilar i TORCS som inte krockar2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    For this study TORCS (The Open Racing Car Simulator) have been used, since it is an interesting game to create self-driving cars in. This is due to the fact there is nineteen different sensors available that describes the environment for the agent. The problem for this study has been to identify what sensor can be used in a reward function and how should this reward function be implemented. The study have been utilizing a quantitative experimental method where the research questions have been: How can a reward function be designed so that an Agent can maneuver in TORCS without crashing and at the same time have a consistent result

    The quantitative experimental method was picked since the writer’s hade to design, implement, conduct experiment and evaluate the result for each reward function. Fifteen experiments have been conducted over twelve reward functions on two different maps: E-Track 5 (E-5) and Aalborg. Each of the twelve reward function conducted an experiment on E-5, where the three once with the best result: Charlie, Foxtrot and Juliette conducted an additional experiment on Aalborg. The test on Aalborg was conducted in order to prove if the reward function can maneuver on more than one map. Juliette was the only reward function that managed to complete a lap on both E-5 and Aalborg without crashing. Based on the conducted experiment the conclusion that Juliette fulfills the research question was made, due to it being capable of completing both maps without crashing and if it succeeded it gets a consistent result. Therefor this study has succeeded in answering the research question.

  • 28.
    Andersson, Bo
    et al.
    Lunds Universitet.
    Hedman, Jonas
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Developing m-Services: Lesson Learned from a Developers Perspective2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 29. Andersson, Bo
    et al.
    Hedman, Jonas
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Developing M-Services: Lessons Learned From the Developers Perspective.2007In: Communications of the Association for Information Systems, ISSN 1529-3181, E-ISSN 1529-3181, Vol. 20, no 38, p. 605-620Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years the Swedish Police Force (SPF) have encountered greater demands on availability and 24/7 services when dealing with errands that are regarded as low priority compared to regular police work, e.g. collecting tips from the public. One attempt to meet these increasing demands was the development of a mobile communications platform that allowed the public to communicate easily with the SPF using their own mobile phones by sending SMS and MMS. The focus of this paper is on the early phases of development of this m-service, in particular, on the specific technical issues such as interoperability and standards used by the actors on the scene affecting the development of mobile information systems. The learning experiences are as follows: First, mobile communication platforms have a large potential for contributing to the field of emergency management information systems since they can be based on open and nationally accepted standards. Second, global and national standards for sending multimedia messages are not always truly standardized. Operators and mobile phone manufacturers make minor alterations and interpretations of the standard and thereby some of the benefits found in standards disappear. Third, when developing mobile information systems we suggest and recommend that the analysis phase should be enhanced compared to traditional system development, and it should address the interoperability between mobile phones on one hand and operators on the other hand.

  • 30.
    Andersson, Bo
    et al.
    Lunds Universitet.
    Hedman, Jonas
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Diffusion of Advanced Mobile Services: A Survey of Large Swedish Firms2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 31. Andersson, Bo
    et al.
    Hedman, Jonas
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Lind, Mikael
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    The Adoption of Advanced Mobile Services2007In: Expanding the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies. Volume 4, Part 1. / [ed] Paul Cunningham, Miriam Cunningham, IOS Press , 2007, p. 1508-1514Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Andersson Hagiwara, Magnus
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Health Science.
    Suserud, Björn-Ove
    University of Borås, School of Health Science.
    Andersson-Gare, Boel
    Sjöqvist, Bengt-Arne
    Henricson, Maria
    Jonsson, Anders
    University of Borås, School of Health Science.
    The effect of a Computerised Decision Support System (CDSS) on compliance with the prehospital assessment process: results of an interrupted time-series study2014In: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, ISSN 1472-6947, E-ISSN 1472-6947, Vol. 14, no 70Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND:Errors in the decision-making process are probably the main threat to patient safety in the prehospital setting. The reason can be the change of focus in prehospital care from the traditional "scoop and run" practice to a more complex assessment and this new focus imposes real demands on clinical judgment. The use of Clinical Guidelines (CG) is a common strategy for cognitively supporting the prehospital providers. However, there are studies that suggest that the compliance with CG in some cases is low in the prehospital setting. One possible way to increase compliance with guidelines could be to introduce guidelines in a Computerized Decision Support System (CDSS). There is limited evidence relating to the effect of CDSS in a prehospital setting. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of CDSS on compliance with the basic assessment process described in the prehospital CG and the effect of On Scene Time (OST).METHODS:In this time-series study, data from prehospital medical records were collected on a weekly basis during the study period. Medical records were rated with the guidance of a rating protocol and data on OST were collected. The difference between baseline and the intervention period was assessed by a segmented regression.RESULTS:In this study, 371 patients were included. Compliance with the assessment process described in the prehospital CG was stable during the baseline period. Following the introduction of the CDSS, compliance rose significantly. The post-intervention slope was stable. The CDSS had no significant effect on OST.CONCLUSIONS:The use of CDSS in prehospital care has the ability to increase compliance with the assessment process of patients with a medical emergency. This study was unable to demonstrate any effects of OST.

  • 33. Andersson, Magnus
    et al.
    Hjalmarsson, Anders
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Avital, Michel
    Peer-to-Peer Service Sharing Platforms: Driving Share and Share Alike on a Mass-Scale2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The sharing economy has been growing continuously in the last decade thanks to the proliferation of internet-based platforms that allow people to disintermediate the traditional commercial channels and to share excess resources and trade with one another effectively at a reasonably low transaction cost. Whereas early peer-to-peer platforms were designed to enable file sharing and goods trading, we recently witness the emergence of a new breed of peer-to-peer platforms that are designed for ordinary service sharing. Ordinary services entail in tangible provisions and are defined as an economic activity that generates immaterial benefits and does not result in ownership of material goods. Based on a structured analysis of 41 internet-based rideshare platforms, we explore and layout the unique characteristics of peer-to-peer service sharing platforms based on three distinct temporal patterns that entail specific consequences for platform use as well as provide insights about their overall design imperative.

  • 34. Andersson, Magnus
    et al.
    Lindgren, Rikard
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Inscribing Interpretive Flexibility of Context Data in Ubiquitous Computing Environments: An Action Research Study of Vertical Standard Development.2009In: International Journal of Advanced Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, ISSN 1937-965X, E-ISSN 1937-9668, Vol. 1, no 2, p. 1079-1097Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ubiquitous computing environments grant organizations a multitude of dynamic context data emanating from embedded and mobile components. Such data may enhance organizations’ understanding of the different contexts in which they act. However, extant IS literature indicates that the utility of context data is frequently hampered by a priori interpretations of context embodied within the acquiring technologies themselves. Building on a 5-year canonical action research study within the Swedish transport industry, this paper reports an attempt to shift the locus of interpretation of context data by rearranging an assemblage of embedded, mobile, and stationary technologies. This was done by developing a vertical standard as a means to inscribe interpretive flexibility of context data. With the objective to extend the current understanding of how to enable cross-organizational access to reinterpretable context data, the paper contributes with an analysis of existing design requirements for context-aware ecosystems. This analysis reveals the complexity of accomplishing collaborative linkages between socio-technical elements in ubiquitous computing environments, and highlights important implications for research and practice.

  • 35.
    Andrén, Erik
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Petersson Sällberg, Fanny
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Dokumentdatabaser i praktiken: En studie om användandet av MongoDB2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Informationshantering med dokumentdatabaser har ökat i omfattning de senaste åren och tekniken finns nu representerad bland de fyra mest använda databaserna i världen. Den här studien undersöker användningen av dokumentdatabaser samt vad som kan ligga bakom valet att börja använda dem. För att studera användandet av dokumentdatabaser har den mest populära dokumentdatabasen, MongoDB, valts ut som studiens undersökta fall. Studien har genomförts genom att studera litteratur och publicerat material om databastekniken samt genom att utföra intervjuer med användare av denna. MongoDB har beskrivits som lämplig för användning vid hantering av olika typer av applikationer eller system med ostrukturerad data och för användning i skalbara miljöer. Den har även beskrivits som lättillgänglig och enkel att lära sig då den har en gratisversion och mycket manualer på internet. Studien har visat att dokumentdatabaser kan användas för att hantera information i avgränsade miljöer så som mobil- eller webbapplikationer men även i skalbara system med stora mängder data. Dokumentdatabaser har visat sig motiveras för användning tack vare sin möjlighet att hantera flexibilitet i datastruktur och datavolym. För att kunna erbjuda flexibilitet kring struktur och volym har vissa avkall gjorts gällande transaktionssäkerhet och dataintegritet för dokumentdatabaser. Detta har kunnat påvisas som de främsta motiveringarna för användning av dokumentdatabaser men också som en av de främsta motiveringarna emot att använda dem.

  • 36.
    Anic, Filip
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Sahlqvist, Henrik
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Fyra prediktionsmetoder som skrivhjälpmedel för personer med kognitiv funktionsnedsättning2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    People with cognitive disabilities can have various difficulties with typing on mobile devices(smartphones or tablets). The difficulties they face could be spelling and writing in normal typing speed. This study has compared different writing aids against no writing aid in the means to evaluate which ones can help improve typing speed and spelling. The study has also evaluated what people with cognitive disabilities think about these type of writing aids to help future development of software.

    The writing aids used in the study were;

    ● Word prediction

    ● Word prediction with a easy dictionary

    ● Keyboardprediction

    ● Word prediction combined with keyboardprediction

    The study answered two questions. The first question was what people with cognitive disabilities thought about the writing aids used in the study. The second answered whether the writing aids improved test participants writing speed, keystroke savings and spelling. To answer these questions a withinsubject design was used. The data collected was quantitative, where the first question collected data through questionnaires while the other collected via tests that were available via an application. The goal of this study was to test four different writing aids and compare them against writing without aid to show which can contribute most to the increase in write speed, to the reduction of keystrokes and reduction in typos. To reach these targets we used a withinsubject design, meaning that all participants tested all writing aids. Participants were given a few short questions on the writing aids after the tests through surveys. Collection of data was through a quantitative approach. The results showed that all writing aids increased writing speed, decreased keystrokes and improved spelling. Word prediction with an easy dictionary increased writing speed the most, to 9,87 words per minute, compared to results without prediction which had 7.67 words per minute. Word prediction had the most keystroke savings, with a savings amount of 14,04%. There were very few typing errors for all prediction methods, but they all had better results than without prediction which had the most errors per person. However, only some of these results could be shown with statistical significance. This paper can help developers who develop write aids for people with cognitive disabilities to determine what type of writing aid they may invest in development.

  • 37.
    Appiah-Kubi, Ohene
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Faheem, Muhammad
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Impact of Technological Devices on Mathematical Skills: A Technological Adaption Perspective on Mathematics Education2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    We live in a world where the use of technology plays a key role in our daily activities. Many professions rely on the use of technology to enable them to provide a better, faster, and the best of services to their clients. Due to the numerous benefits technology provides, there has been the need for its adoption into the educational sector to make learning easier for students. Through technology adoption students and teachers can get easy access to online resources. Students can study at their own pace and share resources with their peers. Despite the fact that the use of technological devices in the educational sector comes with some benefits, its introduction into the classroom at the elementary stage, especially in solving mathematics problems, has raised several controversies among stakeholders in the educational sector. There are those who are of the view that, the use of technological devices for computational purposes at the elementary stage will cause students to become reliant on them without using their mind to solve simple mathematical problems. Other stakeholders, however, think otherwise, they believe the use of technological devices used in teaching mathematics at the elementary school enhances student problem-solving skills. In this study, we determined the impact of technology adoption on mathematical skills in elementary schools in Pakistan. This research was conducted using semi-structured interviews and experiment between two elementary schools in Pakistan where one school believes in the adoption of technology in teaching and learning mathematics and the other school does not believe in the adoption of technology in teaching and learning mathematics. Students were chosen from grade 8 who were within the same age group and living within the same community for this study because they are within a transition stage from elementary school to upper secondary school and it is important to know how the use and non-use of technology have affected their mathematical capabilities and whether it was important for schools to adopt or not to adopt the use of technological devices in mathematics instructions. The results of the study indicate that the use of technological devices in solving mathematics problems at the elementary school has a greater negative impact than a positive impact on student computational skills and this affects the adoption of technological devices in mathematics instructions at most elementary school in Pakistan. The impact of technology plays a key role in technology adoption for potential adopters in developing countries and for this reason when potential adopters do not see the positive impact of technology from those using them; it serves as a barrier for the potential adopter.

  • 38.
    Arvidsson, Philip
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Ånhed, Tobias
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Sequence-to-sequence learning of financial time series in algorithmic trading2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Predicting the behavior of financial markets is largely an unsolved problem. The problem hasbeen approached with many different methods ranging from binary logic, statisticalcalculations and genetic algorithms. In this thesis, the problem is approached with a machinelearning method, namely the Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) variant of Recurrent NeuralNetworks (RNNs). Recurrent neural networks are artificial neural networks (ANNs)—amachine learning algorithm mimicking the neural processing of the mammalian nervoussystem—specifically designed for time series sequences. The thesis investigates the capabilityof the LSTM in modeling financial market behavior as well as compare it to the traditionalRNN, evaluating their performances using various measures.

  • 39.
    Atalar, Aras
    et al.
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Gidenstam, Anders
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Renaud-Goud, Paul
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Tsigas, Philippas
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Modeling Energy Consumption of Lock-Free Queue Implementations2015In: 2015 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2015, Hyderabad, India, May 25-29, 2015, IEEE Computer Society, 2015, p. 229-238Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper considers the problem of modelling the energy behaviour of lock-free concurrent queue data structures. Our main contribution is a way to model the energy behaviour of lock-free queue implementations and parallel applications that use them. Focusing on steady state behaviour we decompose energy behaviour into throughput and power dissipation which can be modeled separately and later recombined into several useful metrics, such as energy per operation. Based on our models, instantiated from synthetic benchmark data, and using only a small amount of additional application specific information, energy and throughput predictions can be made for parallel applications that use the respective data structure implementation. To model throughput we propose a generic model forlock-free queue throughput behaviour, based on combination of the dequeuers' throughput and enqueuers' throughput. To model power dissipation we commonly split the contributions from the various computer components into static, activation and dynamic parts, where only the dynamic part depends on the actual instructions being executed. To instantiate the models a synthetic benchmark explores each queue implementation over the dimensions of processor frequency and number of threads. Finally, we show how to make predictions of application throughput and power dissipation for a parallel application using lock-free queue requiring only a limited amount of information about the application work done between queue operations. Our case study on a Mandelbrot application shows convincing prediction results.

  • 40.
    Bader, Caroline
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Castefelt, Eva-Louise
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Gunnarsson, Louise
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    The Recipe for Cookies: A studies about cookies & the GDPR-law2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The term cookie regarding IT is still a relatively new term. It is rarely discussed among internet users. The name cookie is fairly known but the concept not as much. Cookies are well established by different companies and organizations that in some way offer online services. Today visitors of the internet meet cookies almost every time they go online. For the users who choose not to accept cookies the online experience becomes highly limited. Cookies store information of the visitors in order to improve their experience but also to help the organization.

    The majority of webpages online that uses electronic commerce or in any way can benefit from storing the customers information uses cookies. Cookies can be sold or exchanged between organizations to increase their profit and range. In 2011 a provision regarding all organizations using cookies were implemented. Every internet user visiting these pages had to be notified about their use of cookies immediately. New laws are established in order to control or regulate the exertion of other people’s personal information at the same pace as cookies are further developed. The next law to be established is GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, which will be focused on in this thesis.

    The purpose of this study is to explore the phenomenon of cookie-use and how it affects internet users and organizations in synergy with the GDPR-law. To achieve the desired result a mixed method has been applied involving both interviews and a survey. The interviews consisted of pre-determined questions and dynamic follow-up questions. Three different organizations participated in the interviews, an university, an organization using e-business and a media agency. The survey consisted of a few mandatory closed questions. The distribution of the survey led to right above 130 respondents.

    The gained results from the use of a quantitative methods hinted that barely half of the respondents knew what a cookie actually was. Several of the participants were curious about learning more about the phenomenon while a lower percentage did not consider it important. Knowledge or ignorance regarding cookies turned out to have a great impact on the respondent’s comfortableness and behavior online. The results from the qualitative method showed that the organizations working with cookies will be affected by GDPR.

    Following thesis will contribute to the field of informatics by consequently process the empiric data collected with support from theoretic competences. It will contribute as a source of information regarding cookies within information technology.

  • 41.
    Beculic, Mirza
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Blazevic, Vedran
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Draganovic, Majda
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Lyckade IT-projekt: Hur framhävs den mänskliga faktorn inom IT-projekt2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    IT - projekt har ökat kraftigt under det senaste decenniet, många framgångsfaktorer har då identifierats. Mycket forskning har gjorts under åren men fokus har då varit på arbetsprocesser inom IT-projekt. Under årens lopp har forskning inom de mänskliga framgångsfaktorerna inte varit lika attraktiv. Trots att forskare har identifierat att de mänskliga framgångsfaktorerna är en av de största framgångsfaktorerna för lyckade IT-projekt, vi har under en teoretisk undersökning märkt att företag inte prioriterar den mänskliga framgångsfaktorn.Vår utgångspunkt för studien har varit den teoretiska undersökningen för uppgiften, vi har samlat in material via databaser, Internet och biblioteksböcker. Undersökningen av teorin visade snabbt att vi inte kunde besvara vår forskningsfråga. Vi var därför tvungna att ge oss ut på fältet för att kunna besvara vår forskningsfråga.Denna forskning går igenom vad mänskliga framgångsfaktorer är och hur det kan hanteras så att det slutliga resultatet av IT-projektet ger en ökad chans till att IT-projektet lyckas. Resultatet av denna uppsats är att belysa hur mycket den mänskliga framgångsfaktorn faktiskt kan påverka resultatet av ett IT - projekt.

  • 42.
    Berglin, Lena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
    Interactive Textile Structures: Creating Multifunctional Textiles based on Smart Materials2008Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Textiles of today are materials with applications in almost all our activities. We wear clothes all the time and we are surrounded with textiles in almost all our environments. The integration of multifunctional values in such a common material has become a special area of interest in recent years. Smart Textile represents the next generation of textiles anticipated for use in several fashion, furnishing and technical textile applications. The term smart is used to refer to materials that sense and respond in a pre-defined manner to environmental stimuli. The degree of smartness varies and it is possible to enhance the intelligence further by combining these materials with a controlling unit, for example a microprocessor. As an interdisciplinary area Smart Textile includes design spaces from several areas; the textile design space, the information technology design space and the design space of material science. This thesis addresses how Smart Textiles affect the textile design space; how the introduction of smart materials and information technology affects the creation of future textile products. The aim is to explore the convergence between textiles, smart materials and information technology and to contribute to providing a basis for future research in this area. The research method is based on a series of interlinked experiments designed through the research questions and the research objects. The experiments are separated into two different sections: interactive textile structures and health monitoring. The result is a series of basic methods for how interactive textile structures are created and a general system for health monitoring. Furthermore the result consists of a new design space, advanced textile design. In advanced textile design the focus is set on the relation between the different natures of a textile object: its physical structure and its structure in the context of design and use.

  • 43.
    Bergqvist, Martin
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Glansk, Jim
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Fördelar med att applicera Collaborative Filtering på Steam: En utforskande studie2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The use of recommender systems is everywhere. On popular platforms such as Netflix and Amazon, you are always given new recommendations on what to consume next, based on your specific profiling. This is done by cross-referencing users and products to find probable patterns. The aims of this study were to compare the two main ways of generating recommendations, in an unorthodox dataset where “best practice” might not apply. Subsequently, recommendation efficiency was compared between Content Based Filtering and Collaborative Filtering, on the gaming-platform of Steam, in order to establish if there was potential for a better solution. We approached this by gathering data from Steam, building a representational baseline Content-based Filtering recommendation-engine based on what is currently used by Steam, and a competing Collaborative Filtering engine based on a standard implementation.

    In the course of this study, we found that while Content-based Filtering performance initially grew linearly as the player base of a game increased, Collaborative Filtering’s performance grew exponentially from a small player base, to plateau at a performance-level exceeding the comparison. The practical consequence of these findings would be the justification to apply Collaborative Filtering even on smaller, more complex sets of data than is normally done; The justification being that Content-based Filtering is easier to implement and yields decent results. With our findings showing such a big discrepancy even at basic models, this attitude might well change.

    The usage of Collaborative Filtering has been used scarcely on the more multifaceted datasets, but our results show that the potential to exceed Content-based Filtering is rather easily obtainable on such sets as well. This potentially benefits all purchase/community-combined platforms, as the usage of the purchase is monitorable on-line, and allows for the adjustments of misrepresentational factors as they appear.

  • 44. Bergström, Jenny
    et al.
    Clark, Brendon
    Frigo, Alberto
    Mazé, Ramia
    Redström, Johan
    Vallgårda, Anna
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
    Becoming materials: material forms and forms of practice2010In: Digital Creativity, ISSN 1462-6268, E-ISSN 1744-3806, Vol. 21, no 3, p. 155-172Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    As a result of development toward ‘smart’ materials, materials now enable an expanding range of aesthetic expressions and user experiences. These materials are fundamentally temporal in their capacity to assume multiple, discrete states of expression that can be repeatedly and minutely controlled. These materials come to be, or become, only over time and in context—they are becoming materials. Thus, in the development and application of such materials, we must engage more extensively with the experience of materials in practices of design and of use. This paper introduces and discusses the concept of becoming materials—as well as the implications for practice—through a series of examples from our own practice-led research within art, design and architecture. Coming to terms with the implications for material practices of design and of use, we suggest, requires the development of new concepts and methods for doing and studying the design of becoming materials.

  • 45.
    Beronius, Gabriella
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Andrén, Sarah
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    E-Commerce Web design: The importance of a first impression2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The technical society we live in is in a constant state of advancement and we are continuallyintroduced to new innovative ways of mediating information through. Today, plenty of mediachannels exist, for organizations to use when they strive to reach larger groups of people, butto achieve web site success; researchers have stated that considerations of user preferencesimplemented in web design are crucial. This makes understanding and addressing whichcharacteristics will be valued from the moment a user enters a site something that isconsidered helpful to the web designer in order to maintain user traffic and create an interest.In other words, something to catch the user’s attention to create a good first impression is necessary.

    The constant state of advancement of technology prevailing today has resulted in even morecomplex websites and a countless number of design principles to apply when designing forthe web. In spite of this, usability and visual appeal have remained central in prior research.To test these theories, a study was conducted by using a qualitative method in form of anexperiment consisting of eye tracking and an open-ended questionnaire. To perform the eyetracking the researchers created two mock-ups representing the main page of two differentwebsites. Each mock-up was developed with considerations towards two different designapproaches, one striving to achieve visual appeal and the other towards usability, todetermine which one the participants preferred.

    The study contained 50 participants who performed the experiment and answered thequestionnaire. Results from the eye tracking were presented in gaze plots and heat maps andthe result from the questionnaire was presented and analyzed through coding by the researchers.

    Final findings showed that the website preferred by most participants were the one developedwith the usable design approach. Additionally, the discussion presented the findings andreaches a conclusion of the study which finds connections between the chosen designapproach of the webpage and the participant’s choice of preferred webpage.

  • 46. Birrell, Duncan
    et al.
    Menzies, Kathleen
    Maceviciute, Elena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Wilson, Tom
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Wollschläger, Thomas
    Konstantelos, Leo
    Innocenti, Perla
    Riestra, Ruben
    Lindh, Maria
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Harrison, John
    Hasan, Adil
    Zabos, Attila
    Shaman: D14.2 - report on demonstration and evaluation activity in the domain of "memory institututions"2011Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    1. The report describes the demonstration and evaluation of ISP1, which was designed to demonstrate the potential of the SHAMAN framework for digital preservation in the context of memory institutions and for the research and development community. 2. The demonstration process was carried out by means of presentations based on screen-casts in three locations, Frankfurt, Vilnius and Glasgow. The audiences for the demonstrations consisted persons occupying of a wide range of roles in memory institutions, including senior management, operational level staff and IT support staff. 3. The evaluation is based on the reports of focus groups held in the three locations, together with structured data from self-completed questionnaires, administered on the same occasions. 4. Participants in the focus groups responded favourably to the ideas demonstrated in the presentations. There was particular interest in the choice of mainly open source software and in automation of processes, both of which have cost reduction implications, and in the idea of a digital preservation policy: the majority of participating organizations had no such policy. Participants also drew attention to aspects of preservation which they found lacking in the presentation and which were desirable, specifically: the preservation of font information; working with already obsolete formats; the automatic extraction of necessary metadata; the fact of mixed media archives involving, e.g., film and audio files; support for controlled vocabularies for search and discovery; and demonstration of workflows at a more practical level. 5. The questionnaire results revealed most approval of the retrieval and verification capabilities and less for the ingest processes. Otherwise the results supported the findings from the focus groups in general. There was a division of opinion over the value of the Multivalent browser and the application of grid technology, possibly because of differences in knowledge of these matters. Highest priority was assigned to data migration, access and authentication and bit stream preservation and least to independence standards and search capacity – issues that may be worth further exploration. 6. Evaluation has also been performed to determine the project‟s impact on the R&D community by means of submission and rejection rates of papers to journals and conferences, and bibliometric and Webometric analyses. The results demonstrate that the research outputs from the project are of interest to the R&D community and that the impact of the project as a whole compares favourably with other European projects in the digital preservation area. 7. The evaluation has revealed strengths and shortcomings in the demonstration process, which will influence the development of demonstrators for ISP2 and ISP3. The SHAMAN framework for digital preservation is seen as offering new possibilities and rigorous methods for the field by the practitioners in memory institutions.

  • 47.
    Bolin, Agnes
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Petersson, Julia
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Sjöholm, Johanna
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Skydd av elektroniska patientjournaler – en studie om faktorer för olovlig läsning2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    There are many health professionals that require access to health records in today’s health care. This means that information must be easily accessible when needed. Meanwhile the patient´s integrity is a very important issue so no personal sensible information leaks. One problem is that health professionals can read journal of patients in health care information systems without permission.The study researches the tension between two aspects, how health professionals act in health care information systems compared to how the system is secure. One aspect is how nursing staff in Sweden is prone to read journals of patients consciously, thus acting unethical. The other aspect is how the information system within Swedish health care can find the balance between easily user accesses and adequately protected against internal intrusions. The research question is to identify underlying factors how health professionals ethical approach is to illicit reading of electronical health records, in relation to how the systems are protected against these internal intrusions.The conduct of study is through a flexible method approach because the focus is to looking for context and interprets the result. In order to get a good foundation made a pilot study by several interviews. The aim of the pilot study was to expand knowledge regarding health information systems. Laws and regulations, policies and procedures in health care information systems has been considered, focused in Västra Götaland County in Sweden. To find out the nursing staff attitudes to internal intrusion were questionnaires sent out. As the subject of the study can be perceived as sensitive, the authors have made clear to the respondents that it was completely anonymous, considering the case of illegal behavior in the workplace.The finding of the study shows even though the majority of the survey´s respondents remain within the regulations of health care relating to read electronical health records, some of the respondents still shows tendencies to partly abandon them. The authors considered to prevent these tendencies that controls of log history in health care systems should increase and be made by independent auditors. This also for the aim to protect patients and reach more security. The study aims to health professionals and their managers to provide information on the behavior and its risk for patient’s integrity and the public lack of confidence.

  • 48.
    Bondesson, Amy
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
    Persson, Anna
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
    Worbin, Linda
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
    Costumes and Wallhanging2009Other (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This work deals with Smart Textiles in interaction with the body. We design textiles and outfits as tools that can influence fashion and textile design. Central to our work is that artistic envisioning can point to new possibilities and values, in which we want to stress the importance of combining traditional materials and methods with contemporary and future functions in order to obtain sustainable ideas. The film documents a performance, where dancers create a link between the body, the textile material and the room surrounding the body. The textile material and the garment are to inspire movement that, in turn, creates development; when a person wears the garment and moves in a certain way or touches other persons, the visual expression of the room changes through an electronic signal. In this case, the colour of the pattern of the textile draping changes to the static pattern that is printed on the person’s outfit. The point of the show was to show possibilities of non-static and dynamic design through scenic expression.

  • 49.
    Bondesson, Amy
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
    Worbin, Linda
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
    Persson, Anna
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
    Textile dimensions: an expressive textile interface2009Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Computation and new materials are entering the world of textiles, challenging our view on the textile material. As new techniques and electrically conductive fibres enable the design of textile circuits and computationally active textiles [2], the areas of smart textile design and interaction design start to merge. Wearable computing [cf.1], the notion of moving computational tools directly onto the body, might have been the first approach to bring computation technology closer to the area of clothing.. In an approach to investigate new enhanced forms of expressional interaction through textiles, the relationship between tactile and visual aesthetical properties are explored in the present paper. Textile Dimensions, an interactive set of textiles, shows how clothes and textiles become interfaces themselves, able to sense and react on external stimuli in expressive ways.

  • 50.
    Brants, Rasmus
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Johansson, Alexander
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Datalogiskt tänkande: arbetsgivarens preferenser2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden and the rest of the world are constantly evolving in the digital aspect. Every yearmore technology is being implemented in all the fields which make the technology in controlof all the working fields. These changes have made Sweden and other countries to start withprogramming in the elementary school. This is to develop the individual’s computationalthinking. In this thesis, computational thinking is researched as a property of an individualand how employers prioritize computational thinking at a potential employment within theirbusiness as a software developer. Through interviews and surveys the researches havecollected data and constructed their own categories from programming and computationalthinking which was used in comparison with collected data from different employers. Thisstudy has shown that employers actually prefer computational thinking over programmingskillswhich support the recent implementation of computational thinking.

    This thesis is unique because none or very few previous researchers with a study revolvingcomputational thinking where categorizes have been used to compare the two different fields.The researches strongly believe that academic stakeholders within computer science andorganizations that uses software developing can have great use of this thesis’ results. Thisstudy enlightens a unique result which most likely has not been conducted before. Potentialconsequences of this study are that the authors hope that computational thinking will acquiremore attention. A clear knowledge grant of the previous research about computationalthinking is being presented in this study which can affect the future research andimplementation of the term computational thinking.

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