Comparative Studies on Contemporary Mobile Experience
Proposals Submission Deadline: February 15, 2018
Full Chapters Due: June 30, 2018
Submission of Final Chapters Date: October 30, 2018
Mobile experience can be defined as a human interaction with a product, a thing, a service, a person and/or a place via mobile devices in a certain environment anytime anywhere. Beyond what traditional user experience entails, mobile experience is highly ubiquitous, unique, interactive, immersive, and personalized, reshaping time, space, and dimension of human experience. Largely examined by scholars from different disciplines, studies of mobile experience in different areas have been published in journals of different disciplines, accumulating a wealth of valuable but scattered knowledge. As mobile is everywhere and everyone, mobile experience has become increasingly far more important than a product, a thing, a service, a person and/or a place per se in human activities. It is especially so at a time when the world is moving towards more and more experience-oriented or focused in the age of mobile devices and experience economy. Such an important role of mobile experience has called for a need to assess previous studies of mobile experience so as to map where mobile experience was, where it is now and where it is heading. What is more important is, as an advanced reference book, this volume will review major studies of mobile experience in selected areas, locate what is missing or lacking, and what lies ahead for future studies.
While critically reviewing previous studies on mobile experience in selected major areas of mobile activities, the proposed book also identifies areas for further studies, especially focusing on how to measure and model mobile experience in those selected areas. Topics include mobile learning, mobile travel, mobile social networking, mobile journalism, mobile photography, mobile filmmaking, mobile childcare, mobile healthcare, mobile grey care, mobile dating, friendship, and mobile volunteering.
The publication of this proposed book aims at providing advances and insights on mobile experience in different areas. First of its kind, this volume will provide timely and insightful evaluation and recommendations to educators, practitioners and researchers of mobile media and communications around the world.
Among the target audience are professors and practitioners of mobile media and communications as well as other researchers in various mobile industries. It can be used as an advanced reference book. It can also serve as a whitepaper for policy-makers.
Founded in 1988, IGI Global, is a leading international academic publisher of more than 3,900 reference books, 170 journals, encyclopedias, teaching cases, proceedings, and databases focusing on, among others, media and communications, social sciences and humanities, business and management, and computer science and information technology.
Dr. Xiaoge Xu is the editor-in-chief of IGI Global AWTT Book Series, which has published 51 volumes. He is the founder of Mobile Studies International and the founding editor-in-chief of Journal of Mobile Studies. He is the author of Comparing Mobile Experience in The Wiley Handbook of Human Computer Interaction Set, Volume 1 (Norman, 2018) and the editor of Handbook of Research on Human Social Interaction in the Age of Mobile Devices (2016) and Interdisciplinary Mobile Media and Communications: Social, Political and Economic Implications (2014).
About the Volume
As part of IGI Global AWTT book series, this volume compares studies on mobile experience in, not limited to, the following selected areas: mobile learning, mobile travel, mobile social networking, mobile journalism, mobile photography, mobile filmmaking, mobile gaming, mobile parenting, mobile childcare, mobile family relations, mobile healthcare, mobile grey-care, mobile dating, mobile friendship, mobile romance, and mobile volunteering.
Style and Structure
All chapter contributors follow APA style in writing their respective chapters, in 8,000-10,000 words and submitted in Microsoft® Word. Further details are available at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/#books-authors, which includes a chapter template provided by IGI.
As an advanced reference book for researchers and academicians, NOT a textbook, each chapter follows the following suggested structure: 1. a historical overview of a selected topic, 2. key concepts, theories, and methodologies have to be substantially discussed in addition to a critical and substantial review of the findings of earlier studies, 3. directions and dimensions, including new research areas, research questions and hypotheses, should be fully elaborated with examples or cases.
1st Proposal Submission Deadline: February 15, 2018
2nd Proposal Submission Deadline: March 15, 2018
Full chapter Submission: June 30, 2018
Review Process: June 30, 2018 to August 15, 2018
Review Results to Chapter Authors: August 30, 2018
Revised Chapter Submission from Chapter Authors: September 30, 2018
Final Acceptance Notifications to Chapter Authors: October 15, 2018
Submission of Final Chapters to Editor: October 30, 2018
Final Deadline for Sending Complete
Materials to IGI Global: December 15, 2018
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