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Mobile phone usage of young adults: the impact of motivational factors.

DOI: 10.1145/1517744.1517761 Conference: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OZCHI 2008: Designing for Habitus and Habitat, Cairns, Australia, December 8-12, 2008
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ABSTRACT Copyright: CHISIG & Author This paper concerns the impact of motivational factors on mobile phone use profiles and the influence thereof on the design of mobile phones. It aims to provide an alternative to the current feature driven design perspectives

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