Smartwatches, adoption(s) and appropriation(s)

The smart watch, or smartwatch, was one of the trendiest devices marketed during the 2014 Christmas campaign and the number of users of smartwatches is still growing. The wrist revolution opens a door for timely exploration of the processes of adoption and appropriation by older people of a novel mobile technology from two perspectives: everyday life (EDL), and human computer interaction (HCI). The smartwatch goes beyond timekeeping: it is a traditional wearable with augmented features that change the user’s relationship to the mobile phone and many of its services can be managed without holding a device in your hand. It also relates...