Recently, the interaction between humans and mobile computers, as a part of the broader problem of
technology use in Human-Computer studies, has received some research attention. Researchers have
explained mobile technology use in terms rhythms, negotiation, contextual influences and boundary
control. However, these explanations do not exude sufficient cognitive accounts of mobile technology use.
To supplement existing explanations, the use of mobile computers is explained in terms of the historical
epistemology of perception. In this epistemology, perception is deemed as a mode of human action that is
endowed with goal-orientation and teleological consciousness. A cognitive-based explanation of mobile
technology use will enhance our understanding of the mediating role of technology representations and of
how human mobility and mobile work filter these representations in mobile computing. The explanations
provide guidelines for research, design and integration of mobile technologies in mobile activities.
Wiredu, GO, "An Historical Epistemology of Perception in the Use of Mobile Computers" (2008). ECIS 2008 Proceedings. 232.