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      Why an Emergency Alert System isn’t Adopted: The Impact of Socio-Technical Context

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      People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction (HCI)

      Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction

      1 - 5 September 2008

      Socio-technical system, technology acceptance model, motivation, emergency response, Short Message Service (SMS)

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            Abstract

            The purpose of this study is to understand the laggard adoption of an SMS-based emergency alert system on a university campus. Based on findings from in-depth interviews and a focus group, we discuss some critical issues in designing and implementing such alert systems, with a focus on the sociocultural factors that de-motivate people to use them. Our findings show that, even for a system with simple technology, the adoption process involves complex interactions between individual perceptions and the social context in which the system is situated.

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            Conference
            September 2008
            September 2008
            : 101-104
            Affiliations
            [0001]University of Maryland

            College Park, Maryland, USA
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2008.43
            00e82790-2bec-4a36-879b-ef28b71f7e9b
            © Philip Fei Wu et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction
            HCI
            22
            Conference Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
            1 - 5 September 2008
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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